Airborne Testing

Airborne Testing

Capable Airborne Testbeds
Capable Airborne Testbeds
Worldwide Operations
Worldwide Operations
Experienced Staff
Experienced Staff
Airborne Testing
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Capable Airborne Testbeds

Calspan operates a fleet of highly-capable airborne testbeds, including a pair of Gulfstream G-III's, four programmable Learjets, and the X-62A Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA).

Airborne Testing

Calspan is a full service flight test organization housed in a state-of-the-art 80,000 sq. ft. hangar facility on the Niagara Falls, NY, International Airport (KIAG).  Our full-time team of experimental test pilots, engineers, mechanics, and technicians stand ready to take your ideas to flight in one of our fleet of jet-powered airborne testbeds. Call us when your ideas and concepts get to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 or above and let us help get your system into the air safely and efficiently.

Capable Airborne Testbeds

Our fleet of airborne testbeds include:

  • Gulfstream G-III (2)
  • Learjets (4)
  • X-62A VISTA (1)
  • Penguin C UAV (1)

We test a variety of mission systems, including:

  • Jammers
  • Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors
  • Multi-spectrum RF
  • Navigation
  • Datalinks
  • Radars
  • Small jet engines
  • Satellite Communication Systems (SATCOM)

Worldwide Operations

Our pilots and maintainers regularly deploy with the aircraft to support flight test programs around the globe.  Our aircraft have deployed to Europe, Aftrica and the Pacific Rim in support of U.S. Govenrment and commercial customers.

Experienced Staff

As a full-service flight test organization, we are staffed with the expertise to assist with all facets of airborne testing.  Each of our experimental test pilots is a graduate of one of the major Western test pilot schools.  Our engineering staff includes aeronautical, computer & software, electrical and mechanical engineers.  Our mechanics are all FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certified and each has their own fabrciation specialty.  Our technicians are equally talented, doing everything from circuit board build-up to full-on aircraft integration.

 

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