ARA is an independent research and development organisation providing a range of specialist services to the aerospace industry; including high speed wind tunnel testing, Computational Fluid Dynamics and high precision wind tunnel model design and manufacture. These three capabilities provide our customers with a complete aerodynamic service from initial aerodynamic design and analysis through model design and manufacture to wind tunnel testing.
Although specialising in the aerospace industry, our experience of machining the high strength steels required for wind tunnel models means our manufacturing department is ideally suited for customers requiring precision manufacturing of high value, complex components for any application. Also, ARA’s aerodynamic expertise provides specialist input to motor vehicle and wind turbine development.
Based in Bedford, 50 miles north of London, ARA has worked on many prestigious projects for the World’s major civil aircraft and defence system manufacturers. Our expanding global customer base extends from the west coast of America, across Europe, to the Far East of Asia.
ARA is part of the UK Aerodynamics Centre and the new services and facilities developed since 2012 are available for the benefit of all our customers.