Concept to Flight Test


Fulcrum provides comprehensive test capabilities for all phases of testing. Our approach encompasses all testing disciplines; we can support your project from initial engineering development through lab, ground, and final flight testing. Whether you need end-to-end flight test management or technical support to augment a specific phase of your project, we can help.

Flight and Ground Test Capabilities

Fulcrum facilitates a full range of ground and flight test activities for both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. Our team of test pilots and engineers are experts at achieving your project’s objectives in a thorough and efficient manner. Whether testing to establish or meet safety-of-flight criteria, correlating predictive models with actual data, or acquiring product data for certification, we can support all aspects of your test program.
  • Certification support for aircraft modifications
  • First-article testing
  • Weapons firing test (including live-fire testing)

Static Load Testing

Whether testing components on the airframe or mounted in our 50,000lb capacity load reaction frame, Fulcrum’s engineering team can conduct static load testing that evaluates the exact parameters your project needs.


Fulcrum understands what it takes to succeed in the critical process of demonstrating airworthiness and obtaining certification for aircraft modifications. From developing test plans and data collection to interfacing with the appropriate authorities, our team has a proven track record of managing the many aspects of these complex efforts. We can augment your commercial, military, or hybrid certification efforts, or manage the entire process to support your project’s success.

FRMA/RAP Testing

Fulcrum conducts Frequency Response Modal Analysis/Resonance Assessment Profile (FRMA/RAP) testing using the Dewesoft data acquisition system with modal plugin for frequency response function.

Ground Fire Testing

Fulcrum test engineers are experienced at conducting safe, effective, and efficient ground fire testing, both with fixture- and aircraft-mounted systems.

MIL-STD Lab Testing

Fulcrum’s lab capabilities allow our team to conduct environmental, dynamic, and electrical testing to ensure your product meets applicable sections of MIL-STDs -810, -461, and -704.

Data Acquisition

Fulcrum’s test engineers use Dewesoft’s Pro X “slice-based” data acquisition software. This flexible system can be set up to gather data in both ground-based and in-flight testing scenarios. Our data collection includes the use of the full range of test sensors (strain gages, accelerometers, etc.), as well as the Photron Nova high-speed camera, capable of capturing footage at up to 2,000,000 FPS.

Test Documentation

From developing comprehensive test plans to documenting results in a clear, complete, and compliant manner, the Fulcrum team has experience compiling test reports to meet the needs of customers, regulatory bodies, and certifying agencies.

Range Support

Armed aircraft operations are a Fulcrum core competency. Our team includes a full complement of gunship pilots, armament personnel, and engineers with weapons experience. We are extremely comfortable operating Forward Arming and Refueling Points (FARPs), running range operations, and maintaining various weapons systems day or night.