About ARA – English

Aircraft Research Association (ARA) was established in 1952 to provide an independent research and development organisation for the UK aerospace industry. Today ARA has a global customer base extending from the west coast of North America, across Europe, to the Far East of Asia and is recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Aerodynamics. This reputation means that ARA works on many innovative projects for the worlds’ major commercial aircraft and defence system manufacturers.

With approximately 150 highly skilled staff ARA can provide specialist input and high value to civil and defence system aerospace projects from the very early design concept stage, right through to mid-life upgrades of an in-service capability. Our customers benefit from the unparalleled and collective experience of ARA’s highly skilled experts throughout the life of a project.

We take great pride in our levels of security, the site is manned all year round by dedicated security staff; protection of customer confidentiality is an integral part of our operating policy enforced at all times within the organisation. Being ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 accredited ARA warrants the highest quality assurance practices in every step of delivering service to its customers, from receipt of the work package to final supply of the requested deliverables. 

Complete Aerodynamic Services

ARA lead the world with our range of services delivering complete seamless solutions across transonic wind tunnel testing, advanced measurement systems, computational aerodynamic consultancy, and precision model design and manufacture.

ARA is based in Bedford, U.K.; 50 miles north of London. We have worked on many prestigious projects for the World’s major civil, military and missile manufacturers, our expanding global Customer base extending from the west coast of America, across Europe, to the Far East of Asia. Customer confidentiality is an absolute priority at ARA.

Contact us

Aircraft Research Association Limited

Manton Lane, Bedford, England MK41 7PF

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