US Air Force Seeks For Easier/Shorter/Less Expensive Aircraft Certification Process
AFA 2019: US Air Force seeks to tailor airworthiness process for low cost attritable aircraft
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September 29, 2019 - by Pat Host for janes.com
The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is interested in tailoring the airworthiness process for low cost attritable aircraft in the class of the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a way that could save the service and contractors money.
Matt Duquette, AFRL Skyborg team senior engineer, told Jane's on 18 September at the Air Force Association's (AFA's) annual conference that airworthiness is something the lab is trying to modify to be more 'as needed'...
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