The National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University has been providing proprietary research and test data to the aviation industry (and beyond) since 1985. Each year we do business with nearly 100 different organizations. We understand the need and importance for confidentiality for every project and we know that your business moves at a fast pace, so we do too.

To determine if NIAR is capable of providing the specific research or testing you need, it may be necessary to contact the lab director or manager. These contacts are available on the  Personnel page of our website.

Non-Disclosure Agreements 

If you prefer to start with a nondisclosure Agreement (NDA), email

All  NIAR projects require a written contract before beginning work. Please note that acceptance of NIAR’s Terms & Conditions and use of the standard NIAR/WSU Nondisclosure Agreement will accelerate the business processing phase.

Quality Surveys 

If your organization requires that NIAR complete a quality survey for initial or continued business with us. Please contact Keith Fitzgeralds by email or at (316) 978-7272.


NIAR, an unincorporated division of Wichita State University, is the largest academic aviation R&D institution in the United States with global reach and expertise in research, development, testing, and certification in the following areas: