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Bloodhound set to take off

October 30 - CargoLogicAir (CLA) will utilise one of its Boeing 747 freighters to transport the Bloodhound SSC to Hakskeen Pan, South Africa in 2018, where it will attempt to set a new world land speed record and break through the 1,000 mph (1,609.4 kph)

Last week, the Bloodhound SSC completed its first public test run at Cornwall Airport Newquay in the UK.

Bloodhound completed two runs along Newquay's 9,000 ft (2,743 m) runway reaching 210 mph (337.9 kph) from a standing start in just eight seconds.

For these runs, Bloodhound was powered by a Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine, normally found in a Eurofighter Typhoon.

According to CLA, the official cargo airline partner of the Bloodhound SSC project, the runway trials in Newquay came at the end of a month of testing at the airport, where the team has been checking the integration of the EJ200 jet engine as well as the car's steering, brakes, suspension, data systems and other functions.

Bloodhound's driver, Andy Green, set the current land speed record of 763 mph (1,228 kph) in the Black Rock desert in the USA in 1997.

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