Functional test benches

Development of functional and system test benches for the aeronautics sector

IABG designs and implements highly complex functional and development test benches for the validation and certification of aircraft systems, tailored to customers‘ specifications. Customers benefit from our comprehensive experience with mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electric / electronic subsystems as well as our know-how on real-time simulation and control unit tests. We take care of the technical implementation of the test benches as well as their integration into the customer‘s testing environment. Our core competencies include the infrastructure, technical planning and general contracting services required for setting up test facilities and centres.

Our service portfolio

Feasibility studies

  • „„Task analysis
  • „„Development and evaluation of different solutions

Planning and configuration

  • „„Drafting of specifications and invitations to tender
  • „„Compilation of the entire manufacturing and assembly documentation

Test bench implementation

  • „„Technical planning
  • „„Turnkey installation of test benches as general contractor

Consultation and analysis

  • „„Analysis of existing testing environments
  • „„Identification of potential areas for optimisation
  • „„Planning of necessary modification and modernisation measures

Test bench modernisation

  • „„Realisation in compliance with the state of the art
  • „„Utilisation of standard systems and/or development of powerful customized control and automation systems

Project support and management

  • „„Implementation supervised by experts
  • „„Installation support
  • „„Commissioning
  • „„Acceptance

Our expertise

  • „„Project management
  • „„Design, construction and implementation of test benches, including:
    • Mechanics
    • Hydraulics
    • Pneumatics
    • Electrical engineering
    • Measurement and control systems
    • Drive transmission technology
    • Test bench infrastructure
    • Software architecture

Selected references

  • „„Iron Bird load input systems (high lift systems, flight control systems)
  • „„Functional test benches for landing gears
  • „„HIL system test benches
  • „„Impact test benches
  • „„Functional test bench for cargo doors
  • Kopter Group AG Industrial Maturity Management Audit, 2020
  • Airbus S.A.S., 2010, 2011, 2017
  • Airbus Helicopters, 2015
  • Eurocopter, 2012
  • Bombardier Aerospace, 2012
  • EADS Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH, 2011
  • ASCO Industries N.V., 2011
  • AREVA NP GmbH, 2007
  • Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, 2007
  • MTU Aero Engines, 2004
  • Patria Finavicomp Oy (Finnland), 2004
  • Airbus Deutschland GmbH, 2002
  • Verizon, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (USA) 2002