Our History in Providing Independent Engineering Services - 1980s

1981

Airbags

Airbags

Calspan performs development research into automobile airbag systems.

N101VS

N101VS

Learjet N101VS, a highly modified variable stability aircraft, becomes operational.

1982

Child Safety

Child Safety

Calspan initiates testing of child automobile restraint systems.

1987

Calspan-SRL

Calspan-SRL

Calspan-SRL: System Research Laboratory (of Dayton, Ohio) is acquired and the company becomes Calspan-SLR.

1988

VISTA

VISTA

Calspan-SLR receives a major sub-contract from General Dynamics for development and modification of an F-16D into The Variable Stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA).

100,000 Hours

100,000 Hours

The Transonic Wind Tunnel reaches 100,000 hours of test operation.

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