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You ask the question – we help you find the answer. We develop, test and analyse.

Developed over decades to meet the exacting standards of international aerospace research, our capabilities are now available to everyone:
– Design, Simulation and Analysis
– Manufacture, Fitting and Integration
– Inspection – CMM and Laser Scanning
– Reverse Engineering
– Force Measurement and Stress Monitoring
– Instrumentation and Strain Gauging
– Powered Equipment/System Test, Analysis and Commissioning

All our capabilities are now at your disposal – from make to print to advanced prototype development.

Innovative, flexible and accessible – we work with you as part of your team to reach your goals.

ARA is a world class engineering company located in Bedford, created in 1952 to be a UK champion for aerospace research and development. We have delivered world leading and world class services to international aerospace companies for over 70 years.

We are proud of our heritage and our home.


Main Contact: Christopher Burke

Address: Manton Lane
MK41 7PF


Tel: 01234324688



ARA News

ARA’s new wind tunnel model of our design for a 5th generation fighter jet – built around our 6-dof force sensor made from Maraging 300
Express Delivery Service for High Performance Metal Billets

Author: ARA

Date: 30th June 2023

ARA is exploring the possibility of introducing an express delivery service for small billets of high performance metals.
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