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Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Day three of first official visit to the UK and Europe

The Governor and Ms Annus commenced their third day of duties during their first official visit to the United Kingdom and Europe.

Read more about the purpose of the visit.

The Governor and Ms Annus visited Airbus (external link) for a tour of the Zephyr Experience Centre.  

Airbus Defence and Space announced the opening of the world’s first High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) flight base serving as the launch site for the Zephyr UAV in Wyndham, Western Australia. Zephyr is the world’s leading, solar electric, stratospheric Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

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Photo of the world’s leading, solar–electric, stratospheric Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in a warehouse

Opened in July 2018, the Airbus Kelleher facility represents the first serial HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite) assembly line worldwide.