NIAR – Driving Innovation and Prosperity Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research is the largest university-based aerospace research lab in the United States, with laboratories spanning 1,000,000 sq.ft., 850 employees and 6 locations. NIAR conducts research, design, testing, certification, and training for the purpose of advancing the nation’s aviation industry, and non-aviation industries that may benefit from aviation-related technologies. Since its inception in 1985, the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University has made a name for itself as the most capable university-based aviation research center in the United States, providing research, design, testing, certification, and training to the aviation manufacturing industry, government agencies, educational entities, and other clients that can benefit from their services. Your designs need validation. That’s where NIAR comes in. Whether it’s a material, component, system, or full airframe; we’ll push it, pull it, heat it, freeze it, zap it and take it to its limits. We work with certification agencies to prove compliance and help when design issues arise. Our experience with countless unique projects brings in a fresh perspective, and our capabilities, technology, and expertise are unlike that of any other test lab. Bring us your test plans - you’ll get results.