Cert Center Canada (3C) and ITPS Canada to sign MoU for Flight Test Programmes and Services

Photo: Giorgio Clementi, ITPS and Phil Cole, 3C
3C and ITPS have agreed to collaborate on flight test and training programmes as announced at CANSEC 2022 in Ottawa, Canada June 2, 2022. The MoU will enable the companies to both offer and have access to services and expertise that range from initial training through actual flight testing and then certification sign-off. This collaboration will help optimise the use of major assets, provide both companies with an increased pool of expertise, knowledge exchange and training capability along with ensuring that a strategic skill, resource base and pipeline is being developed and maintained in Canada. 

“3C is delighted with this announcement. When the world needs well-trained, experienced, and active test pilots, flight test engineers and certifiers like never before, this cooperation between our companies will be a gamechanger for these in-demand resources,” says Phil Cole, VP Business Development of 3C. 

Photo: Giorgio Clementi, ITPS and Phil Cole, 3C

Giorgio Clementi, President indicates “ITPS has provided flight testing and certification services to customers around the world and through this collaboration with 3C, we see an opportunity to put to full use our expertise and facilities to Canadian industry. ITPS is agile and able to respond to industry needs through research, innovation and expert curriculum delivery.” 

3C provides a wide range of high-value services to the aerospace community in Canada and worldwide. 3C is a Transport Canada approved, independent flight test and certification Design Approval Organisation (DAO) that provides a Canada-wide centralised resource with proven management, tools and methods to undertake civil and military aerospace projects requiring flight test and certification. 

The International Test Pilots School provides flight test training for Canada and over 25 military and civil customers worldwide. ITPS is an EASA Approved Training Organisation recognised by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE) and the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities. ITPS  has provided flight test and certification expertise to major aircraft manufacturers and air forces. Courses range from Graduate one-year programmes, a MSc. in Flight Test Engineering, Diploma courses and short courses available online or in Canada. ITPS and 3C look forward to releasing more details in the near future. 

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