The Aircraft Research Association (ARA) is an independent, non-profit distributing research and development organisation situated in Bedford, UK. ARA has over 60 years’ experience in wind tunnel testing and research in the field of aerodynamics. Its capabilities include the testing of aerospace models in wind tunnels and other aerodynamic facilities; analysis of test data; design and manufacture of high precision models and test rigs for these facilities; development and application of CFD computer codes for aerodynamic design and performance assessment; and general aerodynamic research. ARA qualifies as a Research Organisation under EU rules. Further information can be found on the ARA website