SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., 12 Aug. 2014. Environmental Tectonics Corp. delivered and installed two altitude training and research chambers at the Spanish Air Force’s (SPAF’s) aerospace medical training center (CIMA) in Madrid, Spain.
ETC removed the original chamber, first sold by ETC to the Spanish Air Force in 1978, from its initial location to the new CIMA, located at Torrejon Air Force Base. The second chamber, a new Falcon altitude chamber, Model 12/4, was delivered, integrated, man-rated, and commissioned into service at the new CIMA location.
The Falcon family of altitude chambers provides the most current technology available in altitude simulation. Both systems can support a host of research and operational missions.
"Altitude simulation training is critical for any military with personnel who fly or perform other excercises at high altitudes. Pilots will have expanded and enhanced capabilities in this area," explains William F. Mitchell, chairman and CEO of ETC.
ETC designs, manufactures, and sells software-driven products and services used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on humans and equipment and to control, modify, simulate and measure environmental conditions. These products include aircrew training systems (aeromedical, tactical combat and general), disaster management systems, sterilizers (steam and gas), environmental testing products and hyperbaric chambers, and other products and services that involve similar manufacturing techniques and engineering technologies. ETC is headquartered in Southampton, Pa.