Our History in Providing Independent Engineering Services - 1970s

1970

New Test Facilities

New Test Facilities

New Test Facilities: Designs and builds the world’s largest flat track advanced tire testing facility (TIRF). First flight of the Total In-flight Simulator (TIFS) aircraft after installation of simulation system and cockpit nose.

1972

C.A.L. becomes Calspan

C.A.L. becomes Calspan

C.A.L. Becomes Calspan: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory changes its name to Calspan Corporation, a for-profit operation on November 17, 1972.

1978

Arvin / Calspan

Arvin / Calspan

Arvin Industries acquires Calspan which becomes the Arvin/Calspan Advanced Technology Center.

1979

Safety Vehicle

Safety Vehicle

Calspan ATC produces a research safety vehicle that incorporates advanced safety system concepts.

NCAP Testing

NCAP Testing

New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash testing begins.