Grob Aerospace spn test aircraft No. 3 (D-CSPJ) departed Tussenhausen-Mattsies, Germany for Granada, Spain where it will undergo several weeks of extensive flight testing, including Aircraft Configuration Identification (ACID) tests.
The facilities in Granada are managed by the INTA Department of Spain’s Ministry of Defence, and have been successfully used by other aircraft manufacturers in recent years.
“Initial testing will focus on flight characteristics and performance whilst subsequent flights will cover avionics and subsystems including hydraulics, environmental control and the landing gear. The high speed envelope will also be fully opened,” said Grob Aerospace Chief Test Pilot Peter Weger who is leading the program in Spain.