Airbus-backed Perlan 2 Glider Aims For Record Altitude

Credit: Airbus Group
Their inspiration may be to fly higher, without an engine, than the iconic Lockheed U-2 and SR-71, but an Airbus Group-supported team hopes successful flights to 90,000 ft. with the Perlan 2 glider will contribute to aeronautical and atmospheric research. The pressurized two-seat glider made its...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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