Flight Test Program management is typically proposed when a complex system is being ordered, or if an order contains items for which significant development effort is required. Other situations requiring Flight Test Program Management include when a contract demands above normal qualification testing, when specific deliverable documentation is required, or if the customer requires regular status reports.

Curtiss-Wright has a rigorous project management methodology in place, called ‘Project Path,' to ensure that every project is delivered on time and within budget. The Project Path system is a proven milestone-driven methodology in aerospace applications. It features an embedded quality process to ensure that projects are managed successfully at every stage. An overview of the Project Path stages and their outputs is shown below.

For more information on Flight Test Project Management, please contact support@curtisswright.com.

Requirements Definition & Analysis

  • User Requirement Definition
  • Parameter Review
  • Environmental Qualification
  • Project Schedule
  • Key Milestone Definition

Output: Statement of Work

Architectural Design

  • Functional Specification
  • Equipment Availability Review
  • Obsolescence Analysis
  • High Level Design

Output: Preliminary Design Review

System Design

  • Cost Benefit Analysis / Sensor and Equipment Selection
  • Data Analysis Hardware and Software
  • Installation / Interconnect Design Review
  • Data Quality Analysis (link budget and network analysis)
  • Custom Development Identification

Output: Critical Design Review

Procurement, Development and Unit Test

  • Procurement of Equipment - Selection Process for Sub-suppliers
  • Management of Custom Developments
  • Delivery Management of Equipment
  • Environmental and Factory Testing

Output: Unit Test Reports

System Test

  • System Test Planning
  • Integration Testing
  • System Test Procedure
  • System Acceptance testing (bench)

Output: Acceptance Test Reports

Delivery, Training and Support

  • Packing and Delivery
  • World Class Training Syllabus
  • Remote and On-site Support Team
  • Documentation



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