Aerospace Research Centre


Canada's aerospace industry is vibrant, innovative and complex, with a rich history and elite reputation on a global stage. The NRC's Aerospace Research Centre supports this important industry with facilities, expertise and industry foresight that result in a constant stream of fresh ideas, new technologies, and the development and demonstration of products and processes that target the market challenges faced by the Canadian and global aeronautics and space sectors.

Services and information

Technical and advisory services

Technology licensing

  • 2D morphogenetic icing code
  • Advanced NDI (non-destructive inspection) technologies for manufacturing and MRO
  • Bell 412 flight model data package (that meets the requirements for FAA level D simulation)
  • Continuous resistance welding of thermoplastic composites
  • Erosion-resistant coatings
  • Frequency selective response type control system
  • High-accuracy, high-efficiency conductive heating technology for integral mould tool heating, bonded assembly of composite structure, and bonded repair of composite structure
  • Ice crystal sensor technologies

Why work with us

The NRC's Aerospace Research Centre has a long history of conducting research, performing technical services and developing technology solutions to support the Canadian aerospace industry. Our national facilities provide cost-effective platforms to test, de-risk, validate and demonstrate new technologies while our industry connections help ensure that Canadian companies remain competitive in a global market.

Our clients come from all over the world to tap into our extensive pool of highly sought after and specialized staff that includes technical experts, researchers, test pilots, atmospheric scientists, aerodynamicists, structural dynamicists, physicists, metallurgists, software designers, instrumentation and signal analysis specialists, icing experts, programmers, and engineers in the fields of aerospace, airworthiness, chemistry, structures, materials, systems, manufacturing automation and human factors.

We operate within a multidisciplinary organization that can link aerospace activities to other key sectors including construction, surface transportation, energy, agriculture, and security and disruptive technologies, to name a few. The broad spectrum of disciplines across NRC can help move technologies forward, and the exchange of ideas between areas of research within the same organization allows for rapid technological advancements in new and exciting sectors.

Our world-class research infrastructure and unique expertise combined with competitive rates, customizable service options and high ethical standards make us the ideal partner to support your vision with innovative services and solutions.