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

Delivering the next generation of flight test professional training at ETPS, our two Pilatus PC-21s are uniquely equipped to deliver advanced training. Developed especially for student pilots and featuring a Flight Test Instrumentation suite integrated with the systems rich cockpit environment custom developed for ETPS; the PC-21 is more than ready for the next generation of training at ETPS.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

Grob G120TP

Designed for next generation training, the two Grob G120TPs at ETPS provide an enhanced training capability for ETPS. As with the PC-21, each aircraft features a full Flight Test Instrumentation suite that integrates with the modern cockpit environment. The side-by-side cockpit configuration provides an agile and dynamic environment for flight training at ETPS.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

Avro RJ

Our multi-engine fleet at ETPS features two Avro RJ models, one RJ70 and one RJ100, that deliver a bespoke flying classroom environment for ETPS. In the cabin, student engineers are provided with an unparalleled learning experience through our custom flight test instrumentation workstations which provide a broad array of data for live analysis in the airborne environment.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

Diamond DA42

The Diamond DA42 provides our students with a valuable example of general aviation performance and the advanced avionics that can still be encountered in this arena. As a result, it is a superb platform for systems training.

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.

Fixed wing aircraft

Fixed wing aircraft

Calspan Learjet

A vital element of training flight test professionals is demonstrating the impact of changes in control laws or aerodynamic characteristics on the flying qualities of an aircraft. Through Calspan’s Learjet In-Flight Simulator, students at ETPS are able to assess performance and handling qualities through the variable stability systems.

Rotary wing aircraft

Rotary wing aircraft

Airbus H125

As the workhorses of our rotary wing fleet, the four H125s at ETPS provide a reliable and high-performance capability for flight test professional training. Each aircraft has been extensively modified for delivery at ETPS and features a complete Flight Test Instrumentation suite designed to gather valuable flight data that can be used in the classroom and for evaluation work.

Rotary wing aircraft

Rotary wing aircraft

Agusta A109E

Our two A109’s here at ETPS provide an advanced, twin engine platform ideally suited to training rotary wing flight test professionals. As with our H125s, each A109 features a bespoke flight test instrumentation suite which is further enhanced with an in-cabin workstation for flight test engineers to gather and evaluate data in real time.

Rotary wing aircraft

Rotary wing aircraft

Bell 412

As our CS-29 helicopter, the Bell 412 at Boscombe Down enables our students to train on some of the most demanding test techniques required of flight test professionals. The Bell 412 also acts as our platform for end of course checks and enables students to perform a final, full test & evaluation cycle before graduation.

Rotary Wing Aircraft

Rotary Wing Aircraft

NRC Bell 205 / 412

Operated in collaboration with the National Research Council (NRC) Canada, each Bell helicopter is an advanced variable stability aircraft that enables ETPS students to investigate handling qualities aspects in the low speed regime. Each platform enables delivery of longitudinal, lateral and directional flying qualities training and is a superb opportunity for students to perform unique feats of test & evaluation.