Canada’s NRC and Bombardier Sign Research Agreement
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and Bombardier Aerospace have signed a multiyear agreement building upon a 2010 Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement, which covers research, development and testing in areas of interest to both organizations, details both fee-for-service and collaborative research projects. According to Bombardier, the OEM seeks to advance its research in aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, structures and materials, acoustics, multi-disciplinary optimization, aircraft interiors and electromagnetic interference. NRC and Bombardier Aerospace have previously collaborated on projects ranging from aerodynamic studies for several unspecified Bombardier aircraft concepts to the development of advanced manufacturing methods including automated fabrication of composite aircraft fuselages. “This agreement continues the long-standing relationship between our organizations that will result in more innovative technology solutions for the aerospace industry,” said Jerzy Komorowski, director general of NRC Aerospace. “It will also lead to business opportunities for the suppliers who support the larger players in the industry and who need to remain globally competitive.” The NRC’s Institute for Aerospace Research, Canada’s national aerospace laboratory, is tasked with conducting and promoting research and development in support of the Canadian aerospace community. It specializes in the design, manufacture, performance, use and safety of aerospace vehicles.