Airbus has completed the first high speed tests of its 1/22.3 scale turbine-powered simulator model at French research agency Onera in Modane, while the first "definitive" low-speed tests have taken place at Daimler-Benz Aerospace Airbus in Bremen, Germany, and at British Aerospace Airbus at Filton, UK. Meanwhile, the Aircraft Research Association in Bedford, UK, is using its transonic windtunnel to test three alternative designs.

Source: Flight International