Flight Operations


Aircraft Flight Operations Services

Research and Development Flight Testing

Our team provides engineering flight testing and execution of airborne and ground-based sensors development in support of both U.S. government and civilian programs.

Flight Operation’s Planning & Support

Our flight test operations team is comprised of employees and assets with a wide range of skills to execute customer missions, maintaining, modifying, integrating, and operating a wide range of flight test aircraft.

CONUS and OCONUS Operations

Aerovation’s flight operation’s team has operational worldwide experience with government entities (foreign and domestic).




Current Fleet Capabilities

Current platforms utilized include Gulfstream GIII’s, Sabreliner 60, Cessna 210. The current fleet is already modified to support new services.

The Aircraft current exterior structural Modifications   
  • Centerline Pylon mount
  • Bru32 Ejector rack with 30” and 14” lug attach points
  • Pylon 1,100 lb pod payload capability
  • Large pass thru for power, control, and cooling lines
  • Provisions for nosecone modifications
The Aircraft current electrical Modifications:
  • The Aircraft current electrical system has dedicated clean mission power 10KVA of 115v 400hz AC
  • Converters in place to provide 115v 60hz AC
  • Rectifier in place to provide 28v DC
The Aircraft current interior Modifications
  • Empty Cabin Volume (Excludes Cockpit): Approx 1650 CU FT Including Baggage area.
  • There are dedicated Mission Comms and GPS for operator to operator and operator to ground
  • Standard 19” Airworthy Mission racks in place (with room for additional racks)


Future fleet capabilities

Aerovation is a complete turnkey modification/maintenance shop. Aerovation has the experience to make any air platform from a King Air to a Global express. Aerovation is currently evaluating modifying a GV aircraft for future work.


Aerovation ground and flight test services include:

  •  FAA Certification
  • Oconus and Conus Operations
  • Flight Test Planning
  • Safety Planning
  • Risk Assessment
  • Airborne Data Collection
  • Data Reduction, Analysis and Reporting
  • Data Acquisition Systems Installation


FAA (FAR parts 23, 25, 27 and 36) and MIL-HDBK-516 certification guidelines are implemented by conducting turnkey flight test programs following the aircraft modification phase. The testing supports the award of supplemental type certificates from the FAA and U.S. Military certification. Aerovation is a FAA certified Part 145 Repair Station, certification number H3ER052N.