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Airborne 09.17.21: Roll-Royce ePlane, eStarling Test Flt, B-2 Accident

Also: Steve Dickson Keynotes NBAA, 4AIR Launches SAF Guide, Boeing Outlook, EAA Space Day

Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric aircraft, the “Spirit of Innovation”, has completed its maiden flight, which took place in the UK for about 15 minutes.

The beginning of the flight testing phase includes a collection of performance data on its electrical power and propulsion system. In time, the goal of the aircraft speed is to exceed 300 miles per hour. The current speed record stands at 210 miles per hour. Samad Aerospace, based in the UK, has completed the first test flight of its fully electric Starling aircraft successfully. The Starling aircraft will offer human air transportation to remote locations. It can transport either one passenger or 220lbs of payload at a speed of 120 miles per hour and range of 136 miles. The test flight focused on flight control systems and handling quality of the aircraft during the hover. The Air Force is investigating the emergency landing of a B-2 stealth bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on September 14th. An Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs unit said the aircraft had to land around 12:30 a.m. after an "in-flight malfunction" during a routine training mission. "There were no personnel injuries and no fire associated with the landing," said Jennifer Greene, a spokeswoman for Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 09.17.21 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, September 17th, 2021... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Kimberly Kay. Kimberly is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • All-Electric Aircraft By Rolls-Royce’s Completes Maiden Flight In UK
  • First Experimental Flight Test Of eStarling Demonstrator Complete
  • B-2 Stealth Bomber Damaged During Emergency Landing Incident
  • Steve Dickson To Be Keynote Speaker At NBAA
  • 4AIR Launches First Interactive Sustainable Aviation Fuel Map for Business Jets
  • Boeing Publishes 10 Year Market Outlook
  • Space Day Returns to EAA Aviation Museum

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