News & Announcements


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 Engineers will be at the following Expositions and Airshows:


July 24-30, 2017 - Oshkosh, WI

Grab some shade in Hangar C and come see us at booth #3159, straight inside the hangar door on the right side!

Presentation: Dorsal Fin to Avoid Loss-of-Control
Presented by: Dr. Willem Anemaat
When: July 24 at 8:30am
Where: Forum Stage 11
If you are interested in learning how a dorsal fin can significantly increase the safety of your airplane by preventing loss-of-control then we encourage to join us!


DARcorporation will be exhibiting at InterDrone for the first time this September in sunny Las Vegas!

We will be at booth #106 discussing our propeller design capabilities and research!


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: anemaat@darcorp.com

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: www.Xponential.org


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.