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09.04.24  /  Events

Feedback on the Critical Design Review (CDR)

We are delighted to announce that our LCA60T programme has just passed an important milestone: the Critical Design Review (CDR), a decisive step in our development.

The aim? To assess the design of the LCA60T, its performance, its various operations, its operating safety, its assembly processes, its maintainability and its compliance with certification requirements.

Over 3 days, the teams presented a comprehensive review of the programme’s maturity to a panel of external experts, mainly from major aeronautical companies, covering the main skills required to design an aircraft (experts in various fields, pilots, architects, etc.).

The feedback was positive: the panel praised the quality of the work presented and the spirit of the teams. The sessions generated recommendations, which our teams are already working on to demonstrate the necessary maturity.

Engineering activities are continuing with the launch of integration tests on the 3 main test benches already operational or under development (Iron Whale, Power Whale and Dyno Whale*).

This CDR validates our transition from the design phase to the integration and verification phase, confirming that our project is ready for the challenges ahead.

Congratulations to all the FLYING WHALES teams and to the more than 50 partners who are working with us and who have contributed to achieving this milestone.

* Iron Whale: test bench for avionics and electrical systems (excluding propulsion)

Power Whale: High-power electrical generation and distribution integration test bench

Dyno Whale: electrical generation test bench