National Flying Laboratory Centre
NFLC is the group with the responsibility for operating aircraft for the School of Engineering. Its primary task is to assist with the teaching of the postgraduate courses, and to provide self contained short courses for undergraduates from other Universities requiring flying laboratories. The formal flying laboratories take place in our fully equipped teaching Jetstream aircraft with additional "hands on" experience being provided for our postgraduate students in our Scottish Aviation Bulldog trainer aircraft. Some contract work is also undertaken which involves flight trials of customer's experimental equipment.
The Jetstream is operated under the University’s own Air Operator Certificate GB 2191, and is based at Cranfield’s own airport.