langue fr AIRBUS - 20/04/2021

Flight Tests - Ep.1: Why flight tests are necessary

Welcome to the first episode of our #TechTuesday series, a guide to show you some of the key moments of a #FlightTest campaign.

Why are flight tests necessary?

Flight testing is performed to ensure the aircraft complies with certification and safety requirements, and meets operational needs. During the flight test campaign we perform specific certification demonstrations, assess general handling qualities, engines and operational performances, in many specific conditions (cold weather, high altitude airports,...).
We also check aircraft noise emission and systems operations in real life.

So buckle up and sit back, as youre in for a ride!