News & Announcements

Transcend Air Featured in the TODAY Show on Hopes to Shape the Future of Commuting

DARcorporation client Transcend Air is developing their five-passenger vertical take-off aircraft that could re-shape the future of air travel to make it faster and easier to fly from cities to cities. Check out the short video here on the TODAY Show.

AUVSI Xponential 2019 at McCormick Place, Chicago (April 30 - May 2)

DARcorporation Engineers will be at AUVSI Xponential 2019. Come find us at booth #622. Hope to see you there!

DARcorporation Awarded Third Place for Future Civil Aircraft Concept Design Competition!

Design, Analysis and Research Corporation (DARcorporation) entered and was placed third in the Future Civil Aircraft Concept Design Competition organized by Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) America and Aviation Week. DARcorporation entry of a unique 3-lifting-surface layout combines with innovative powerplant hybrid aircraft design was selected as the only United States entry in the top 3.

DARcorporation intern Cody Hill awarded Sammie & Carl Locke Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior at University of Kansas!

Congratulations to Cody Hill who was one of nine recepients of the Sammie & Carl Locke Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior at University of Kansas.

He was recognized at the Fall 2017 Engineering Recognition Ceremony, held at the Lied Center. In the picture on the right, from left to right: former Dean Carl Locke, Cody's father Tim Hill, Cody Hill, and Cody's mother Lori Hill.

DARcorporation Entry for Create the Future Contest Awarded Certificate of Achievement!

DragShield (patent-pending) was entered and selected as one of the Top 100 Entries in the Create the Future 2017 Design Contest. It is an aerodynamic device (see image on left) placed behind a pickup truck cab to reduce the drag on the vehicle which in turn increases the vehicle's fuel economy. Launched in 2002, Create the Future Design Contest by NASA Tech Briefs is to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation from engineers, entrepreneurs and students worldwide. See the Certificate of Achievement here.

Congratulations for the 2016-2017 AIAA Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition Winners!

Congratulations to our friends at The University of Kansas and RMIT for their 1st Prize with their light business jet design in the AIAA Graduate Aircraft Design Competition! Our compliments go especially to Drew Darrah, one of the team members who is currently working as an intern at DARcorporation!
The results of the design competition can be found here.

DARcorporation Announces Reseller Agreement with Research in Flight for FlightStream Aerodynamics Software!

Press Release Oshkosh, Wisconsin 7/25/2017

Design, Analysis and Research Corporation (DARcorporation), announces the addition of a software program into its lineup of airplane design software products! FlightStream, developed by Research in Flight, will be sold and supported by DARcorporation. FlightStream will be demonstrated at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh (Hangar C, Booth #3159).

FlightStream is a high fidelity aerodynamics tool perfectly suited for the aircraft designer's. Users can easily surface mesh their CAD models with the integrated meshing tool. The unique vorticity based flow solver, which uses only a surface mesh, produces accurate solutions in a fraction of the time required by full volume mesh CFD solvers.

"Research in Flight is excited to join forces with DARcorporation in bringing to market a new paradigm in numerical aerodynamics." - Roy Hartfield, Co-Founder, Research in Flight.

"We started our own development of a high-speed accurate CFD tool, but when we evaluated FlightStream we knew this is the tool to use for fast aerodynamic analysis and design. The next logical step was to become a reseller." - Willem Anemaat, President, DARcorporation

Additional information about FlightStream can be found at:

The full press release can be found here: Announcement Reseller Agreement with Research in Flight for FlightStream Aerodynamics Software!

Companies combine strengths to provide total product solution

Press Release Oshkosh, Wisconsin 7/24/2017

Sterna Composite Aircraft, Inc. (Sterna) and Design, Analysis and Research Corporation (DARcorporation) today announce a joint venture to provide a total product approach to integrated composite propeller and airframe solutions for customer needs.

The joint venture combines the international resources and expertise of Sterna and DARcorporation. The joint venture will operate under the name Sterna Composite Aircraft, Inc. and will be based in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

"This agreement represents each organization's strong commitment to provide customers with a single source for the best in composite propellers and airframes," commented Dr. Willem Anemaat, the president of DARcorporation. "This joint venture expands the DARcorporation services into a total product solution, from design, to prototyping, to testing, to production."

Wei Zheng, Sterna president said "the combination of our strong design experience with advanced manufacturing process gives us a unique advantage in maximizing customer value and assuring our customers quality propeller and airframe products in the US market through seamless integration of both companies' expertise."

The full press release can be found here: Companies combine strengths to provide total product solution

DARcorporation is Hiring!

Design, Analysis and Research Corporation (DARcorporation) has several openings for a full-time (40-hr week) aerospace engineer position in our Lawrence, Kansas office. We are currently working on projects that include designing and analyzing airplanes and wind turbines.

Requirements: Aerospace Engineer, minimum 5 years experience (MSAE preferred), Flight test engineering (flight performance experience preferred), Aircraft design.

US Persons only (US Citizen/Green Card holder)

Send Resume in pdf format with cover letter to Dr. Willem A.J. Anemaat:

DARcorporation markets, supports and develops the Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) and AeroPack computer programs. DARcorporation provides consulting services in the general area of aircraft configuration design and analysis, stability and control and estimation of airplane models for flight simulators and aircraft technical analysis.

Congratulations, Dr. Willem Anemaat!
2017 KU Aerospace Engineering Honor Roll Inductee

Congratulations to our president, Dr. Willem Anemaat! This past weekend he was inducted into the KU Aerospace Engineering Honor Roll. The KUAE Honor Roll recognizes alumni who have made major contributions to the aerospace engineering profession. Members of the Honor Roll serve in perpetuity as role models for Aerospace Engineering students and the public at large. He joins the likes of Jan Roskam, Alan Mulally, Doug Shane and many more outstanding Jayhawks!

Smithsonian Channel's Mighty Planes Shows DARcorporation Engineering Work on Omega 707 Tanker

In 1996, DARcorporation was hired by Omega and AEL to determine the optimal location of the fuel hose port on the 707 fuselage. To find this location, water tunnel testing was performed where red dye was inserted into test points on the model and the turbulence could be visualized by the red streamlines. The least turbulent streamline was then selected as the location of the fuel hose port. You can find a link to this Mighty Planes episode here: Mighty Planes: Season 2: Episode 1.

Technical Presentation Accepted by Xponential 2017!
UAV Propeller Design and How Necessary It Is For Your UAV Performance

Dr. Anemaat will be presenting a technical paper titled UAV Propeller Design and How Necessary It Is for Your UAV Performance this May at AUVSI's Xponential 2017 conference. The presentation will focus on DARcorporation's in-house research into the exploding category of small unmanned systems, both multirotor and fixed-wing, and how investing in propeller design can significantly improve overall performance.

If you are attending the conference, we invite you to come see the presentation and join us for discussion at our exhibit booth during the show. We are more than happy to field questions outside of the show as well, just drop us a note here: Contact DARcorp.
For more information about Xponential 2017, visit their website:

Congratulations Stratos on your Successful Maiden Flight!

More than eight years after it was introduced, the four-seat Stratos 714 single-engine very light jet completed its first flight on November 21 from its base in Redmond, Oregon, Stratos Aircraft announced today. During the 10-minute flight, the all-composite airplane reached a speed of 128 knots and an altitude of 3,700 feet with the flaps set at 24 degrees and the gear extended. Pilot Dave Morss was at the controls.
Read the rest of the story here. (Credit: AINonline)

Congratulations KU and RMIT AIAA Team Aircraft Design Champions!

Congratulations to our friends at The University of Kansas and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology who won first prize in the AIAA Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition! Special shout out to Michael Gritsch, a member of the team from RMIT who is currently interning at DARcorporation. You can read more about the competition on the AIAA website: here
Rock Chalk!

DARcorporation is
25 Years Old!

Established in 1991, DARcorporation has been providing world-class aircraft design services and software for two and a half decades!

Pictured on the right are the original 1991 employees from left to right and top to bottom:

Dr. Jan Roskam, President (now Project Advisor/DARcorporation), Walter Clark, Programmer, Willem Anemaat, Chief Engineer (now President/DARcorporation), Albert Dirkzwager, Intern (now Director/Aircraft Systems Engineering/Textron Aviation), Charles Gomer, Intern (now Director/Maryville Technologies), Dr. Donna Gerren, Intern (now Lecturer/University of Colorado), Link Newton Intern (now Manager/Tools & Methods Engineering/Textron Aviation).

Assailing Falcons Finish Top 10 Overall at SAE AeroDesign

Congratulations to the Assailing Falcons team from VIT University in India on their top 10 finish at the SAE AeroDesign competition! The team used DARcorporation's Advanced Aircraft Analysis (AAA) software to aid in the design of their competition aircraft. The SAE pilot said that it was one of the most stable planes he flew all competition!

Jan Roskam Recieves 2016 Distinguished Engineering Service Award

Legendary faculty honored with KU Engineering's highest award.
Jan Roskam's contribution to aeronautical engineering and aircraft design are legendary and his reputation is worldwide. He is an icon of scientific, technical, and professional leadership who continues to motivate and inspire. KU Aerospace Engineering's reputation as the top design education program in the nation is a direct result of his vision, leadership and guidance in the department for more than 30 years.
Read the rest of the story here. (Credit: Kansas Engineer Magazine)

Glasair Aviation's Merlin LSA Receives FAA Light-Sport Certification

Glasair Aviation's Merlin LSA received FAA light-sport certification in March. Glasiar plans to deliver the first of its completed aircraft to its customers, personal owners and flight schools, by the end of 2016. DARcorporation engineers assisted on the stability and control analysis and aerodynamic analysis of the Merlin LSA. Congratulations, Glasair! We look forward to seeing the Merlin in the air!

KU Aerospace Engineering Students Win International Design Competition!

Congratulations to the KU Aerospace Engineering team who won the 6th annual Power Electronics Systems and Applications Conference competition for their amphibious aircraft design called the BATWinG! The goal of the BATWinG is to improve bay area transportation by decreasing travel times and costs with little to no impact on the environment. To support their design, the team utilized DARcorporation's Advanced Aircraft Analysis software. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Read the full story from the Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas).

The Results Are In for the 2014-2015 AIAA Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition!

Congratulations to our friends at Delft University of Technology for taking home the 2nd Prize with their design, "The WHALE"!
Read the full story about the competition and the winning teams here.