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Flight Testing Services

Applicability: Aeronautics

For decades, Airbus flight test centre has been pioneering aircraft testing, developing and certifying a wide range of airliners and military aircraft

Airbus developed and certified a wide range of airliners and military aircraft (both for initial development/certification and in-service modifications). Various technology demonstrators have also been tested (laminar wing demonstrator, ‘vortex’ surfing flight, autonomous taxi and take off).

Airbus has then acquired a unique expertise in developing, modifying and operating test airplanes. We currently operate prototypes representatives of most Airbus aircraft families (A320, A330, A350 and A380) some of which being heavily instrumented aircraft able to address the most stringent and complex test requirements.

The flight tests centre features all expertise and competencies to define, develop and safely execute test programmes, including management of regulatory requirements, flight clearance and fly permit aspects. 

This may include dispatching FT vehicles to remote test locations in most areas of the world in search of specific environmental conditions which may not be accessible by any other means.

The Airbus flight centre may host your test equipment or experiment but as well may propose end to end prototype or experimental solutions with associated instrumentation.

Airbus Flight Test Center internal use
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Consulting services 29 May 2019

Airbus Flight Test Center

50 Years of Airbus anniversary : Family flights and ceremony

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Flight Test Engineering Station internal use
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Consulting services 23 November 2016

Flight Test Engineering Station

A350-1000 : cabin and cockpit before the first flight

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Engine Testing A380 Flight Test Bed Internal Use
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Consulting services 27 August 2012

Engine Testing A380 Flight Test Bed

A380 : Essai temps chaud moteur FTB A350

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A340 : essais mesures cendres volcaniques AVOID DOUMENJOU Alexandre - Exm
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A340-300 12 November 2013

A340 : essais mesures cendres volcaniques AVOID

The AVOID sensor used for this technology’s final stage of testing is shown outfitted on the A340-300 aircraft

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Typical Installation Of Experiment internal use
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Optimised Aircraft Availability 05 January 2016

Typical Installation Of Experiment

A340 : Specific installation for HAIC (High Altitude Ice Crystals) campaign

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Benefits

  •  Pioneering in aircraft testing
  •  A unique expertise in developing, modifying and operating test airplanes
  • Propose end-to-end prototype or experimental solutions with the associated instrumentation
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