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Airborne-Unmanned 02.01.22: Lilium A/C, Iran Jails Drone Pilot, Chaparral Cargo

Also: Icon Investigation, SpaceX Moon Debris, Super Bowl Safety Plan, JetPack Aviation

Lilium has brought PHX2, one of its 5th generation technology demonstrators to the ATLAS Flight Test Center in Villacarrillo, Spain.

The center will be the new home to Lilium's test program as they take their prototype to higher speeds over longer distances, expanding the testing program beyond its birthplace's German borders. Iran has sentenced a globetrotting tourist to nearly a decade in prison after his arrest along the Iran-Turkmenistan border last May. The sentence given consists of 8 years for spying, and an additional 8 months for the creation of propaganda against the regime, charges which the French Foreign Affairs Office refers to as "groundless". Benjamin Brière, says his lawyer, was not given a fair trial in front of impartial judges, nor was he given information on his charges. Elroy Air released initial information on its upcoming autonomous cargo drone, slated to carry anywhere from 300-500 lbs of cargo up to 300 miles. While not too far off from the design of other commercial drone aircraft, the fixed- wing VTOL features a stout looking cargo pod attached to its fuselage. The Chaparral, as it’s called, boasts a slightly bigger size than other delivery drones, being designed for true cargo carriage instead of home service. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!

Airborne-Unmanned 02.01.22 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, February 1st, 2022... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Holland Lee, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, and Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, this episode covers:

  • Lilium Aircraft Test Program Moving Forward
  • French Tourist Sentenced to 8 Years in Iran For Drone Spying
  • Elroy Air Unveils Chaparral Cargo Drone
  • Chinese Stake in Icon Aircraft Raises Eyebrows at FBI 
  • SpaceX Rocket Debris Drifting Towards Moon
  • FAA Updates Super Bowl LVI Safety Plan
  • JetPack Aviation Inks Deal for Flying Motorcycle Training

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