Airbus Zephyr Solar UAV Maiden Flight Sets New Duration Record

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Airbus Defence and Space has announced the successful landing of its first production unmanned aircraft of the Zephyr programme, the new Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite). After from Arizona, USA, Zephyr S logged a maiden flight of over 25 days, the longest duration flight ever made. An application has been made to establish this as a new world record. This maiden flight of the solar powered Zephyr S proves the system capabilities and achieved all the flight’s engineering objectives.

The previous longest flight duration record was also logged by a Zephyr prototype aircraft,...

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