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.
If you prefer to start with a nondisclosure Agreement (NDA), please contact Monica Calhoun at (316) 978-6899.
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.
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:
- Additive Manufacturing/Prototyping
- Advanced Coatings
- Ballistics/Impact Dynamics
- Crash Dynamics
- Composites/Advanced Materials
- Digital Twin
- Engineering Design/Modification
- Environmental/Electromagnetic Test
- eXtended Reality
- Flight Simulation
- Flight Test/Certification
- Full-Scale Structural Testing
- Nondestructive Test/High-fidelity Inspection
- Mechanical Test
- Reverse Engineering
- Virtual Engineering
- Wind Tunnel Testing