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NRC is taking Canadian aerospace research to new heights, from the design, performance and safety of aerospace vehicles, to the development and commercialization of leading-edge technologies.

Learn more about NRC's Aerospace Solutions.

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Narrator: The business of flight is intensely competitive. But some aerospace companies have a big advantage.

The business of flight is intensely competitive. But some aerospace companies have a big advantage.

It's because they've embraced part of the cutting edge research and development at the National Research Council of Canada.

NRC is the world leader in studying how ice accumulates in large aircraft engines. A crucial safety issue.

NRC scientists, along with partner Boeing have achieved breakthrough results in an altitude test facility. Results that will help ensure the protection of the travelling public.

Canadian manufacturers such as Bombardier profit from their collaborations with NRC. Together, they're making aircraft components from lighter yet stronger materials such as carbon fibres. Lighter planes mean less fuel. That's good for the environment and the bottom line.

NRC laboratories carry out extensive studies for industry. These tests address issues in aging aircraft such as oxidation and corrosion.

Advanced testing and development of aerospace materials tell customers about design strengths, durability and structural integrity. New research includes modifying gas turbine combustion processes to make them cleaner and more efficient for the next generation of fuels and engines.

The combination of unique resources and skills at NRC provides tangible and measurable results to industry.

Steve Zan, Director NRC Aerodynamics Laboratory: The aerospace industry is a huge economic engine in this country. It's about a 23 billion dollar part of the economy. About 80 per cent of that is export driven. Companies that succeed in aerospace are selling Canadian technology to the world marketplace and that certainly helps Canada's trade balance and certainly helps employment in Canada.

Narrator: National Research Council Canada helps Canadian business grow.

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