August 2016 heralded the arrival of the prototype Pilatus PC-24 business Jet at Cranfield Airport for FAA / EASA approved water ingestion testing certification.

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Limited (CAeS) are proud to have managed and facilitated the three day trials from initial concept through to successful completion.

The trials performed form part of the extensive process for new aircraft certification and the trial replicates a heavily rain soaked runway in order to assess the aircraft’s performance and safety whilst conducting several runs through the flooded area of the runway at various speeds and configurations.

CAeS in conjunction with Cranfield Airport are uniquely positioned in the market to be able to offer a specifically designed facility to provide water ingestion testing and have several years of experience in conducting such trials.

For more information on this service see Air Ground Operations.

PC-24 High Speed Water Ingestion Test at Cranfield Airport
Pilatus and CAeS Water Ingestion Team
PC-24 Water Ingestion Trials at Cranfield Airport