Clean Sky’s Regional Technology Demonstrator Makes First Flight

First flight C295
A modified Airbus C295W, Clean Sky’s FTB2 features a semi-morphing wing, digital flight controls and conformal satcom antenna.
Credit: Airbus
A technology demonstrator based on the Airbus C295 military transport and aimed at regional aviation sustainability has made its first flight in Seville, Spain, the airframer announced Jan. 26. One of two flying test beds (FTB) in the Regional Aircraft program that is part of the European Clean Sky...
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Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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