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Calspan to Help Operate USAF’s In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft

Calspan to Help Operate USAF's In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Calspan to Help Operate USAF's In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting eventCalspan has received a five-year, $20 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force operate, engineer and maintain the service branch’s Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator and Test Aircraft.

The company said Wednesday it will also provide curriculum development services for the VISTA/F-16 program at a test pilot school at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

VISTA/F-16 functions as a testbed equipped with programmable flight controls and avionics systems.

The Air Force launched the program in the 1980s to aid in the development and testing of flight technologies that can affect force projection and operational readiness.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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