Aircraft Design

3rd Place – 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 [...]

March 1st, 2018|Aircraft Design, Awards|

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 [...]

June 1st, 2017|Aircraft Design|

Chinese firm to locate small manufacturing plant in Lawrence as part of deal with local aviation company

A local firm and a Chinese company have reached a deal to open a Lawrence manufacturing plant to build propellers that will power everything from drones to airboats to experimental aircraft. Lawrence-based DARcorporation and China-based Sterna Composite Aircraft Inc. have agreed [...]

Jan Roskam Receives 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 [...]

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 [...]

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