Air International 2017-04
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Main: Technology
BAE Systems’ Jetstream J31 Flying Test Bed G-BWWW has been used for a series of company-funded test flights trialling new sense-and-avoid, weather avoidance and satellite-based communications systems.
BAE Systems says using the J31 is a concept the Civil Aviation Authority likes because it allows experiments to be conducted in a safe way.
Each flight lasted around 90 minutes, with the aircraft flying through a corridor of non-congested airspace on a route from Warton to Inverness
In addition to a flight test observer and a vehicle commander on the ground, two engineers were aboard the Jetstream in the cabin workstations.