The ETPS fleet is one of the most extensive, varied and modern in the flight test training world. Pilots and engineers gain direct experience of many different aircraft types and technologies, both civil and military. This allows them to build broad expertise, fast. Our partnerships with other test centres and organisations around the world give students access to a broad range of training platforms.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

Pilatus PC-21

This advanced training aircraft provides state-of-the-art avionics and systems flight test training capabilities. We have two in our fleet.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

Grob G120TP

A powerful basic training platform, this aircraft provides an agile and dynamic side-by-side modern training capability. There are two in our fleet.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

Diamond DA-42 M-NG

A twin-engine propeller-driven aircraft that is used mainly as a systems assessment demonstrator.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

BAE Systems Avro RJ-100

With full flight test instrumentation, the RJ-100 enables students to train in large aircraft test techniques to meet military and civil (CS25) requirements. Built in 2000, the aircraft flew with British Airways from London City Airport before being purchased by QinetiQ.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

BAE Systems Avro RJ-70

Built in 1994, this airliner was flown by multiple commercial operators, including Air Malta, before being purchased by QinetiQ.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

SAAB Gripen

ETPS is the only test pilot school that enables students to train in the techniques required to evaluate complex, cutting-edge, agile fighter aircraft and their associated systems. This fourth generation combat aircraft is used for the testing of aero-systems, advanced flight control systems, handling qualities and performance.

Rotary wing aircraft

Rotary wing aircraft

Agusta A109E

Our two A109 helicopters provide digital engine control and glass cockpits with integrated real-time instrumentation data.

Rotary wing aircraft

Rotary wing aircraft

Airbus H125

This single engine helicopter is a commercial designation given to the ‘B3e’ variant of the AS350 B3 helicopter manufactured by Airbus Helicopters. We have four in our fleet.

Rotary wing aircraft

Rotary wing aircraft

Bell 412

Operated by NRC in Canada, the Bell is a variable stability aircraft that enables students to investigate handling qualities aspects in the low speed regime. The platform covers longitudinal, lateral and directional flying qualities.