Flight Test Services

Flight Test Services

Airborne Testing
Airborne Testing
Autonomy Flight Testing
Autonomy Flight Testing
Test Support Services
Test Support Services
Flight Test Services
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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).

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Autonomy Flight Testing

Our facility is equipped with a System Integration Laboratory (SIL), control room, and antenna farm and sits on a large, underutilized airport adjacent to the Misty Military Operating Areas (MOA) over Lake Ontario. 

Flight Test Services

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.

Airborne Testing

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 with these aircraft, including:

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

Autonomy Flight Testing

Calspan is home to the Automony Flight Test Center of Excellence.  All of our aircraft are equipped with an Open System Architecture flight control system incorporating Run Time Assurance, making the aircraft ideal Surrogate Test Platforms that are easily integrated into Live-Virtual-Constructive exercises.

Test Support Services

As a full-service flight test organization, we are staffed with the expertise to assist with all facets of aircraft modification and test support, including some or all of the following:

  • Aero performance, stability and control
  • Electrical design
  • Structural design
  • Flight control design
  • Airborne instrumentation
  • STC support
  • Unique aircraft modifications
  • Ground test planning and execution
  • Flight test and safety planning and execution
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