The National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC) Cranfield University

STC Twenty One Limited, along with other partner DOAs and distinguished guests, were invited by The National Flying Laboratory Centre (NFLC) Cranfield University to take part in an event showcasing the Saab 340B Flying Classroom. The event was held at the recently opened Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) on the Cranfield University Campus.

The morning began with brief from Dr. Simon Place outlining the origins and history of the NFLC followed by an insightful description of the flying Classroom which is used by both Cranfield University and external University students studying post graduate aerospace studies. The high point of the day culminated in a demonstration flight where we able to follow along a typical teaching profile exploring cruise performance, longitudinal static stability, manoeuvre stability and dynamic modes. During the flight Dr. Place gave a running commentary on each of the manoeuvres clearly explaining the flight data presented both in instrument and graphical form on seat back mounted tablet displays.

It soon became apparent that the Saab 340B aircraft. although predominantly used as a flying classroom, has much more to offer and is a fantastic platform on which to conduct research projects or flight evaluation of internally or externally mounted equipment. NFLC together its partner DOAs are fully positioned to support and certify your research or development project. Please address all enquiries to Robert Harrison.

For those of you who would like a deeper dive into the Saab 340 why not check out the video on this link or watch below.

If you have an aircraft that is in need of a modification or repair or have a problem that requires some out of the box thinking contact STC Twenty One today via our website or email and let us help.