Email Posted February 19, 2020 18:03:47 Video: BAE Systems’ PHASA-35 conducting a test flight at the Woomera Test Range. (ABC News) Related Story: Australia’s first electric plane takes to the skies Related Story: Prime Minister spruiks Australian role in NASA plans at launch of space base Related Story: Woomera’s 10,000 nuclear waste barrels have ‘low levels of radiation’ Map: Woomera 5720 South Australia is emerging as a location of choice for cutting-edge aviation projects, with a local company reaching a deal to build electric planes just days after another milestone in the state’s outback. Key points:BAE Systems has successfully tested a solar-powered aircraft in SA’s outbackIt is capable of staying aloft for up to a year, the company saidAn Adelaide company will become the first to make electric aeroplanes in Australia SA-based Eyre to There Aviation today said it would become the country’s first manufacturer of electric planes, after signing an agreement with European aircraft maker Pipistrel.It comes two days after British defence giant BAE Systems revealed a solar-powered, unmanned military aircraft had completed its first flight at Woomera, in the state’s outback.The Persistent High Altitude Solar Aircraft (PHASA-35) “has the potential to stay airborne for a year” without touching… Read full this story
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