Aerospace test systems

R&D Test Systems has obtained unique experience and system insight within the development of demanding large-scale test rigs for some of the leading companies within the aerospace industry. Our extensive track record enables us to help you select the ideal test campaign, whether it is developing a new test system or an upgrade of your existing aerospace test rig.

We always focus on understanding your specific test needs and deliver a turnkey solution that incorporates high-performance components and software customized to the application - including design, manufacture, assembly, implementation, and maintenance.

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R&D Test Systems delivers tailor-made and standard test systems that fit your requirements. Below you can click to find an overview of some of the areas.

Rigs for engine and engine component testing

Aircraft engines require a wide range of different tests, both on system-level and component level.

Surface material testing

The test rig can simulate rain and particle erosion.
The test setup is based on a 3-bladed helicopter principle that ensures conditions similar to real flight conditions in harsh weather.

Attitude testing

The test rig can simulate the effects of take-off, climb, descent, landing, or banking.

Iron bird test setups

The Iron Bird setup enables testing of the flight control and mechanical systems, including landing gear, brakes, and hydraulics.

Landing gear testing

A static and fatigue test designed to ensure that the landing gear can withstand worst-case scenarios and avoid failure during the aircraft's expected life-cycle.

Gearbox and rotary testing

Testing of different rotating components, for example, gearboxes for aircraft engines.

Rotor dynamic analysis

Study and/or simulation can be used during the development and detailed design of new driveline components to identify critical speeds and delineate keep-out zones.

Other test rigs and capabilities
  • Update of existing test rigs
  • Engine and transport dollies
  • Aircraft jack proof load tester

Aerospace gearbox test rig for Rolls-Royce

We have done it before. R&D Test Systems delivered a test rig for one of the world's most powerful aerospace gearboxes to Rolls-Royce.

During the process, R&D Test Systems operated as project managers and managed the mechanical design, drive actuation systems, construction, documentation, and installation, which lead to a solution that fulfilled Rolls-Royce's needs and requirements – a test rig robust enough to withstand the future test scenarios. 

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