A good portion of our business revolves around the ground and flight testing activities in the development of new Aerospace systems.  Whenever a customer is developing a new aircraft, missile, launch system or any other highly advanced system or subsystem, ground and flight testing are critical.  Our clients spend hundreds of millions of dollars in the development of these new systems and Tri Models plays a critical role in this process.  This process is common to all aircraft from business jets to commercial jets to fighters and bombers.  The vast majority of our support is in the design and fabrication of wind tunnel test models.  For most aircraft, these include  Force & Moment, Cryogenic, Hi-Lift, Stability & Control, Loads, Buffet, Jet Effects, Forebody Inlet, Weapons Separation, Isolated Inlet models and others.   As a natural progression in the development cycle, our customers continue to rely on Tri Models as they advance towards the flight test portions of their programs.  Our continued support for this segment includes icing/deicing test models, transport jet water tank/CG flight systems, flight test engine nacelles & cowling and other ground and flight test hardware.  Tri Models is the largest supplier of Icing/De-Icing models having designed and built over 65 Icing models since 2002.  This includes both proof-of-concept and FAA certification test models.  Our program experience includes Boeing’s 787, 747-8, P8-Poseidon and 737 aircraft, Embraer’s ERJ-190, ERJ-170 and C-390, the Mitsubishi MRJ and the Bombardier C-Series in the medium/large aircraft segment. Icing models for multiple business jets including various Cessna, Learjet, and Gulfstream have also been produced.   Finally, we have designed and built multiple models for NASA researchers and the Icing Research Tunnel (IRT).   Tri Models has built it’s reputation on supporting the global aerospace community in this field.

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