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Zephyr S to Set Endurance Record


The Airbus Zephyr is designed for applications such as maritime surveillance, border patrol and communications. Photo: Airbus

Zephyr S, Airbus’ unmanned High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) system, is on course to break a flight endurance record for an aircraft.

The solar-powered aircraft departed on its maiden flight from an unspecified location in Arizona on July 11, 2018. It remains airborne.

Earlier this week, the Zephyr S surpassed the previous flight record for remaining airborne without landing and refuelling, which was 14 days, 22 minutes and eight seconds.

The final endurance record will be confirmed on landing.

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