Supports Embraer Flight Testing Team At East Alton Facility
West Star Aviation’s ALN facility is proud to have recently played an integral role in a 30-day flight test campaign for the Embraer Flight Test Team. The team, tasked with flight testing and analysis of SENS4ICE, a new approach of hybridization of different ice detection techniques, needed a facility to conduct flight testing, data capture and analysis.
The team at West Star Aviation’s ALN facility responded by providing a hangar and office space for the Flight Testing Team to operate, along with the coordination of resources of multiple WSA departments to provide hangar and office space, high speed internet networking, storage, shipping, ramp space, maintenance and support equipment.
Together, the West Star Team prepared resources and space for more than 30 engineers from companies in Europe, Brazil and the U.S. The joint contingent included personnel from Embraer, Universal Weather, Collins, Honeywell, Collins, Safran, Aerotex, IVS and Leading Edge Atmospherics.
SENSE4ICE is a proposed hybrid system for the direct sensing of atmospheric conditions and/or ice accretion on the airframe by monitoring changes in the aircraft’s characteristics. To learn more, please contact West Star’s Director of Embraer Business Development Bob O’Leary at 618.258.8847 or visit www.sens4ice-project.eu.