The International Test Pilots School (ITPS) has been selected by Airbus Defense and Space division as the training provider of choice for the next three years.


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The first pair of Airbus experimental test pilot and lead flight test engineers arrive in January 2021 at ITPS’s London, Ontario, facility in Canada. They follow previous students from Airbus divisions since 2017.

ITPS has long been providing flight testing instruction to industry worldwide including to the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Leonardo Helicopters and Leonardo Systems in Italy, Turkish Aircraft Industries and Airbus Military Spain, Airbus Commercial Aircraft in France and Airbus Helicopters Romania. The Airbus award follows closely the recent award of a Standing Offer from the Royal Canadian Air Force. ITPS is one of only eight fully accredited schools of flight testing and one of only four approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).