Adhering strictly to the principle that if it isn’t broke why fix it, Martin-Baker is conducting high-speed ejection seat tests for 21st-century combat aircraft using derivatives of the same Gloster Meteor family the company first used for ejection tests 70 years ago. In spite of its considerable vintage, the sturdy British attack aircraft has all the attributes required for a stable, high-speed test platform, says Andy Gent, Martin-Baker’s head of flying and chief pilot. ...

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