Curtiss-Wright Expands Flight Test Instrumentation Portfolio with IADS Software Product Line

Curtiss-Wright Expands Flight Test Instrumentation Portfolio with IADS Software Product Line
Curtiss-Wright Expands Flight Test Instrumentation Portfolio with IADS Software Product Line
Press release
April 21, 2020

Curtiss-Wright Expands Flight Test Instrumentation Portfolio with IADS Software Product Line

Industry-leading FTI software product line for real-time and post-test display and analysis strengthens Curtiss-Wright’s complete system solution approach

ASHBURN, Va. – April 21, 2020 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, today announced that it's Aerospace Instrumentation (AI) group, a trusted leading supplier of flight test instrumentation (FTI) hardware and software, has added the popular IADS real-time and post-test display and analysis software product line to its industry-leading flight test instrumentation (FTI) solution portfolio. Curtiss-Wright IADS products will continue to be developed and supported, with no interruption in service for all current IADS customers, by the original IADS team based in Palmdale, California. The addition of the fully-featured IADS software product line enables Curtiss-Wright to provide its customers with a more complete FTI solution from a single source.

“Curtiss-Wright looks forward to growing the IADS product line, bringing it to new markets, and expanding our training and integration capabilities,” said Lynn Bamford, President, Defense, and Power. “As the world’s broadest and most experienced single source of commercial and defense flight test instrumentation system solutions, through our data acquisition, networking, recording, RF, imaging, and ground station product lines, we support more aerospace flight test customers, platforms, and programs than any other competitor around the world. Going forward, further integration of IADS software with Curtiss-Wright hardware will reduce our customers’ software integration efforts and lower their design and program risk.”

About IADS

IADS is the premier real-time display and post-test analysis product for flight tests, used by every major test program in the US and in many other countries worldwide. The IADS software easily scales from processing large multi-discipline test rooms to single-user systems in multiple test environments. It allows flight test engineers to monitor, in real-time, huge amounts of data collected from an aircraft during a flight test program. This data is used to help validate the successful completion of test points and for safety. IADS also enables detailed analysis of the data to be performed post-test. With support for user-customizable data display, IADS significantly improves flight test efficiencies and helps to speed program completion.

“IADS is an ideal addition to our total system solution approach for flight test and other data acquisition product lines,” added Ms. Bamford. “Many of our customers already use this industry-leading product with our hardware, and closer integration with Curtiss-Wright solutions will enhance software and hardware capabilities while simplifying and reducing the number of sales and support contacts, greatly easing client operations.”

The Total FTI System Solution Source

The tighter integration of IADS into Curtiss-Wright’s extensive product range further enhances the Company’s position as the number one supplier in the FTI industry. For decades, Curtiss-Wright has been a trusted proven leader in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) FTI products, including data acquisition units (DAU), switches, cameras, recorders, transmitters, and ground station systems. Curtiss-Wright’s modular product approach, combined with its ability to customize offerings where required, enables the rapid delivery of complete system solutions. It also ensures that systems can be quickly modified as test programs evolve. By providing total system solutions, Curtiss-Wright helps eliminate integration issues and reduces design risk so that customers can meet their unique program requirements on schedule and on budget.


About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.  Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company is headquartered in Davidson, N.C., and employs approximately 9,100 people worldwide. For more information, visit


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John Wranovics

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years of experience in managing media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.