Wichita State University - Core Member
The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) has made a name for itself as the most capable university-based aviation research center in the United States, providing research, design, testing, certification and training to the aviation manufacturing industry, government agencies, educational entities and other clients that can benefit from our services.
NIAR laboratories include: Advanced Coatings, Aging Aircraft, CAD/CAM, Composites & Advanced Materials, Computational Mechanics, Crash Dynamics, Environmental Test, Full-Scale Structural Test, Mechanical Test, Metrology, Nondestructive Test, Research Machine Shop, Virtual Reality and the Walter H. Beech Wind Tunnel.
NIAR operates on a non-profit budget that has steadily increased to more than $46 million in 2013. And with its location in Wichita, KS, the "Air Capital of the World", NIAR is able to integrate business, government and university entities in cooperative efforts to advance aviation technology.
For more information, please contact Tom Aldag, Director, Research and Development, The National Institute for Aviation Research.