A ceremony was held in Toulouse to celebrate another successful Flying Demonstration of the ATR 72-600 prototype aircraft, under Clean Skys Green Regional Aircraft ITD. About 100 people, including representatives of Clean Sky, attended the event at ATRs St Martin Delivery Centre.
This is the second flight test campaign of the aircraft, following the first in July 2015 which was devoted to testing a large innovative composite fuselage panel. This time, the aim of the flight trials was to test an all electrical energy management system, optimizing the electrical power generation and distribution, and to test in flight conditions a new all electrical air conditioning system.
This Flying Demonstrator has been conceived by Finmeccanica in cooperation with ATR, integrating technologies and systems from Clean Sky members including Liebherr and Thales, and Clean Sky partners selected through calls for proposals.
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