National Institute for Aviation Research

Wichita, KS 67260-0093


About National Institute for Aviation Research

National Institute for Aviation Research provides aircraft research, design, testing, certification, and training. For technical support contact Tom Aldag at (316) 978-5326 or [email protected]. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount St.
Wichita, KS 67260-0093

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National Institute for Aviation Research provides aircraft research, design, testing, certification, and training. For technical support contact Tom Aldag at (316) 978-5326 or [email protected]. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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NIAR Gains Critical Engineering Design and Modification Capability

March 13, 2018
The team is comprised of 35 engineers previously employed by the Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita with 875-plus years of combined experience.
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Hands-on Composite Training Course

March 6, 2018
National Institute for Aviation Research will hold this training April 10-13, 2018.
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Register for the Composite Structural Engineering Technology (CSET) Course

Jan. 8, 2018
The Online Course runs from February 5 - May 6. A hands-on laboratory will be offered on May 1 & 2. Registration Deadline: January 29
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Register to Attend Composite Manufacturing & Structural Engineering Technology Hands-on Lab

Aug. 29, 2017
The Hands-on Lab provides students with hands-on experiences in prepreg cutting, manual layup and bagging of simple laminated composite parts, non-destructive inspection and scarf...
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NIAR Adds Industrial-Scale Digital X-ray and 3D Computed Tomography Capabilities

July 10, 2017
NIAR has expanded its capabilities with the addition of several nondestructive inspection (NDI) systems, including an industrial-scale digital X-ray and 3D computed tomography...
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RTCA DO-160G Training

May 22, 2017
RTCA and Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) offer high quality training covering RTCA's DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test ...
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Join Us for an Additive Manufacturing Workshop, April 18 in Wichita

April 11, 2017
At the workshop, we will introduce a new product from Dassault Systèmes for Additive Manufacturing. We will also have new products from Markforged for 3D printing of Carbon Fiber...

Composite Structural Engineering Tech Course Begins April 3 Online

March 1, 2017
The contents provide students with an awareness of the composites engineering process framework through course materials and practical applications through online discussions....
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Hands-On Composite Training Course

Nov. 21, 2016
Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2017 / Wichita, KS: Objective of this course is to expose the attendees to various aspects of composite manufacturing, inspections, repair and testing.
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NIAR to Host Four-day Hands-on Composite Course April 5-8

March 2, 2016
The course will take place April 5-8 at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita. The registration deadline is Monday, March 28.


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Dassault Systemes Partners With NIAR on Advanced Manufacturing Center

July 27, 2015
Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research and DassaultSystemes will partner on an advanced manufacturing center on the Innovation Campus.The 3DExperience...
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Wichita State, Kansas State Working Together On Unmanned Aerial Systems Studies

April 16, 2015
They recently conducted radiated susceptibility testing on a gasoline-powered, fixed-wing aircraft weighing 50 pounds with an 11-foot wingspan in a reverberation chamber at NIAR...
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NIAR Will Move Labs to Former Boeing Site

March 25, 2015
Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research plans to begin relocating its Environmental Test and Electromagnetic Effects Labs to the former Boeing facility...
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Airbus Will Locate Major Engineering Center on WSU's Innovation Campus

March 25, 2015
Airbus will move from its current location in downtown Wichita, bringing around 400 employees to campus and many opportunities for applied learning in aerospace engineering.
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New Training Options in NDT Predictive Technologies Offered Through NIAR/WATC Partnership

Jan. 29, 2015
The new courses can be taken individually or collectively toward an associate’s degree or technical certificate from WATC. Each class lasts one week.

NIAR assists NASA, NIA with sensor research

Nov. 4, 2014
Research involves a new NASA-developed wireless sensor technology that could revolutionize aircraft health monitoring
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EDA Grant Will Fund Lab Equipment for Experiential Engineering Building

Oct. 10, 2014
Wichita State University has been awarded a nearly $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to purchase laboratory equipment for the experiential engineering...
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Tech Mahindra Will Collaborate with NIAR/WSU

July 18, 2014
Tech Mahindra plans to invest in equipping the engineering talent available in the region to enhance their employability in the Wichita aerospace community.
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NIAR Develops Specialized Training for Airbus

May 13, 2014
The newest course for hands-on metals manufacturing focuses on assembly, nondestructive inspection techniques, repair and testing of metallic parts.