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Our experienced, engineering flight test experts will create a customized flight test program for your modified air vehicle including analysis of airplane performance, flight characteristics, systems performance, and acoustics. We provide customized flight test services, instrumentation and data acquisition support, and data analysis services for both new and modified aircraft certification programs and specialized flight test investigations.  Our flight test experts can rapidly expand the flight envelope of any conventional fixed wing airplane using our proven flight envelope expansion techniques. Our team has the knowledge and capability to effectively address the most common flight characteristics problems to ensure that your airplane will be safe and perform to mission requirements.  Our past experience includes:

  • Flight Characteristics, Handling Qualities, Stability & Control
  • Proven Effective & Safe Envelope Expansion Techniques
  • Airplane Flight Manuals & Supplements
  • R&D and Certification Ground & Flight Test Plans
  • Approved Flight Test Safety & Risk Management Processes with over 150 Successful Flight Test Programs

 


 

FLIGHT SCIENCES SOLUTIONS

We have fine-tuned and tested our performance test techniques and data analysis methods over numerous flight test programs for rapid data turn-around and reporting. We will complete your aircraft performance determination program while minimizing schedule and cost, and can provide you with publication quality flight manual performance charts & tables after completing all relevant analysis, including analysis of the following components.

  • Mission range and duration analysis & optimization
  • Mathematical modeling and estimation of airplane performance
  • Drag estimation
  • Field performance determination, including Transport Category
  • Climb performance & WAT limits
  • Takeoff flight path, net climb gradient and obstacle clearance
  • Takeoff, approach, and landing reference speed determination
  • Air data calibrations and airspeed/altitude position error determination
  • Installed power & thrust
  • Stability derivative determination
  • Flight characteristics troubleshooting