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Hydrodynamic Testing

TRaC is the perfect partner to assist with hydrodynamic fixed-wing and helicopter ditch testing.

Our testing expertise incorporates a wealth of experience and gives clients access to world leading test specialists. We have hydrodynamic test facilities and aircraft ditch testing specialists who are unique in their ability to provide the only commercial access in the world for testing the ditching and flotation characteristics of both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.

We carry out testing using scale models, normally in the scale range of 1:8 to 1:15, fitted with instrumentation suitable to measure the model’s behaviour, and use bespoke miniature sealed on-board data loggers which are used to record the testing data.

We offer a full range of services for hydrodynamic testing including:

  • Test planning
  • Production of the scaled test
  • Test tank facilities
  • Assisting in fixed-wing certification for over-water flight
  • Production of final test reports

To learn more about Aircraft Ditching Survivability testing and to see how we can help, email your specification and requirements to contact-us@element.com, enter your details into the blue form or call us on the number in the top right hand corner of this page.