Airbus A380 cold weather testing in Canada as part of the EASA Certification process. Maximum take-off weight 580,000 kg.


Challenges Aviation personnel have a long history of military and civilian test at all levels: from fast jet aircraft, through civilian light aircraft up to the biggest airliner - the Airbus A380!  We can project manage modifications, whole aircraft projects to continued airworthiness programmes.  Whatever your needs we can help.


Hawker 800XP simulation evaluation for EASA

Challenges Aviation Limited has the experience and people to deliver the quality you expect at a price you can afford, on time every time.

Flight Test Experience & Capabilities

  • Military testing of fast jet aircraft, helicopters and transport aircraft

  • Civilian Certification testing of all aircraft with the UK CAA/JAA & EASA

  • First flights of home-build permit aircraft to major modifications

  • Un-maned Air Vehicle testing and simulation

  • Flight simulator commisioning pre-Authority evaluations

  • Programme management of prototype aircraft

  • Programme management of modifications to aircraft

  • Testing of aircraft after maintenance action

  • Development of the Human Machine Interface for aircraft and un-manned vehicles

  • Set up and management of continued airworthiness programmes

  • Flight testing of security or military modified aircraft

  • Float-plane testing and Certification

  • Risk assessment analysis and report production

  • Liaison and de-risking submissions to the relevant Certification Authority

  • For all your flight test, engineering test and airworthiness needs

    First flight and full LAA Permit testing of the Barker Charade. Maximum Take-off weight 750 kg.


    Ice shape testing on the Tupolev 214 as part of the certification testing for the Tupolev 204 for EASA.


    Twin Otter Float testing for EASA Validation of a USA Modification.

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