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VISTA F16 Calspan
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 . . .
WorldSID and Ribeye Crash test equipment
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 . . .
Security barrier crash testing
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 . . .
ASTM2565
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 . . .
225B4204
Tour de THOR! THOR stands for Test Device for Human Occupational Restraint. This crash test dummy is one of the world’s most advanced anthropomorphic test devices (ATD) and has a new home at Calspan. Calspan is an independent, automotive crash test facility located in . . .
IMG 9468
Calspan Aerospace has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of carrying and operating a U.S. Navy Aerial Refueling Store (ARS) on our company-owned Gulfstream G-III Airborne Testbed.
Calspan Flight Testbed
June 28, 2016 | Buffalo, New York – Calspan Aerospace has successfully completed a flight test program to demonstrate the feasibility of carrying and operating a U.S. Navy Aerial Refueling Store (ARS) on their company-owned Gulfstream G-III Airborne Testbed. The ARS is typically carried . . .
GIII Testbed
June 2016 | Buffalo, New York – Calspan has been awarded a $7.3 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to facilitate operations and maintenance of a government-owned Gulfstream G-III aircraft. Press Release – Army GIII Contract (June 2016) FINAL
TACIT E1462977211383
TESTING FLY-BY-WIRE INNOVATIONS FOR FUTURE BIZJETS The Tacit Clear Test Management Project (TMP) is a Test Pilot School student-led test of a brand new fly-by-wire flight control system. The student team is comprised of two pilots and three flight test engineers, from the USAF . . .
VISTA
Calspan Corp. was awarded a two-year, $6.2M contract for continued maintenance and operation of the Air Force’s Vista F-16 aircraft. Calspan has been involved with the VISTA/NF-16D since its inception in the 1980’s. The VISTA/NF-16D aircraft provides a flight research testbed with in-flight simulation . . .

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