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Calspan gets regular coverage from members of the media who cover the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation and motorsports industries. Our most recent press is listed below; check back often as we update this section with our latest news.

Sled testing for Ambulance Manufacturers

Testing equipment on a sled is a necessary component of the certification process for many types of equipment and products. Everything from a child safety seat to ambulance cots and equipment must be tested to a standard and then certified. This certification process ensures that each occupant of a vehicle is protected in the event […]

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Calspan Awarded $20 Million VISTA/F-16 In-Flight Simulator Contract

Niagara Falls, New York – July 11, 2017 – Calspan is pleased to announce the award of a 5-year contract worth more than $20 million by the United States Air Force. Calspan will provide services that include support for the Variable Stability In-Flight simulator and Test Aircraft (VISTA) for the United States Air Force Test […]

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Calspan Crash Tests Wheel Chair Tie-Downs for Aircraft

I am writing this article on my way to the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Policy and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss Accessible Air Travel with other advocates and Southwest Airlines. All Wheels Up has come a long way from our first grassroots efforts in 2011. Read More on Airline Reporter.

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WorldSID and RibEye are changing crash testing for the better

The emergence of new vehicle and manufacturing technologies has led to the explosive growth of the automotive industry. New vehicle models and the addition of several new vehicle startups means that crash testing facilities around the world are experiencing an uptick in the number of tests being performed. To meet this growing demand, Calspan is […]

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Calspan Expands Barrier Testing Capability

Calspan has become certified to test for IWA-14 and PAS68, creating the ability for domestic companies to test locally and sell barriers overseas. Calspan is pleased to announce the recent certification of its crash barrier testing facility for PAS68 and IWA-14 standards. Primarily used in European markets, the PAS68 was developed by the British Standards […]

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ASTM 2656F Changes coming in 2017

The rollout of ASTM2656f-17 is not set to a date yet; however, the changes that are being proposed will alter the test methodology enough that new procedures will have to be developed by testing agencies. New regulations may be in place as soon as late May 2017 barring any new issues or negative votes among […]

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Calspan and Lockheed’s Skunk Works combine for unmanned combat aircraft testing in support of the Air Force Research Lab and the USAF Test Pilot School.

As reported by Aviation Week and the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Calspan successfully operated the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s VISTA/F-16 inflight simulator as a surrogate unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) in support of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Loyal Wingman program. Calspan’s experience with rapid prototyping and development of combat capable […]

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Calspan’s Gerald Goupil to present Technical Keynote at WCX17

Automotive Crash Testing – Changes Are Coming; Ready? Buffalo, New York – March 28, 2017 – Calspan is proud to announce that Gerald Goupil, Director of Crash Test Operations will be a technical keynote speaker at SAE World Congress WCX17 in Detriot, Michigan. On Tuesday, April 4th, beginning at 4 P.M. Gerald will be discussing […]

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