Flight Test Hardware

Flight Test Hardware

Aerospace Testing
Accelerated Schedule
Flight Test Hardware
Collaborative Approach
Technical Expertise
Flight Test Hardware

Design and Manufacture of Flight Test Hardware

Calspan has designed, fabricated and instrumented flight test hardware for the aerospace industry for more than 40 years. We have provided solutions ranging from small fairings to complex actuated exhaust systems. Our facility in Newport News, Virginia has been designed to support one-off test articles and prototypes with a quick-turn design and manufacturing focus. Calspan’s instrumentation design and application techniques ensure that accurate data will be captured during expensive flight tests.


Design and fabrication of all types of wind tunnel models and equipment.

Expertise in fixed wing, rotorcraft, space and hypersonic models.

The use of additive manufacturing processes for both metal and plastic components lowers costs and reduces model lead times.

Complete fabrication is performed in our 93,000 sq.ft. facility including machining, assembly, instrumentation, inspection and model buy-off.

Design and fabrication services are available for wind tunnel related equipment including: model positioning systems, fan and compressor blades, and tunnel upgrade and overhaul services.

Wind tunnel testing can be performed at Calspan’s Transonic Wind Tunnel in Buffalo, New York.

  • Facility
    • 93,000 square foot secured facility
  • Quality
    • AS9100/ISO9001
    • NADCAP
  • Manufacturing
  • CNC summary
  • Autoclaves
  • Clean rooms
  • Instrumentation lab
  • Large assembly areas


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