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VP Business Development
Marinvent Corporation was founded in 1983 for the purpose of conducting aerospace research and development. The company is headquartered on the outskirts of Montreal, one of the largest aerospace centres in the world. The company is part of a U.S. joint venture with Advanced Aerospace Solutions LLC., and is a founding partner of Canada's Flight Test Centre of Excellence (FTCE).
PRINCIPAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Program Risk Reduction
Marinvent Corporation offers a unique combination of experts, airborne laboratories and flight simulator assets to achieve the single goal of reducing the risk of aerospace research, development, certification and procurement programs, regardless of complexity. Marinvent has helped its customers attain major cost and schedule benefits using its expert staff,which includes fixed and rotary wing test pilots, together with Transport Canada flight test analysts, TSO and software DARs. Among Marinvent’s customers are: NASA, Bombardier Aerospace, CMC Electronics, DND, Transport Canada, foreign governments and many of North America’s largest aerospace corporations.
Marinvent has successfully completed over 50 STC and TSO certification programs using its highly specialized flying avionics test bed, research simulator, and its experienced, multi-disciplinary personnel. The company also conducts specialized flight test and certification training.
Critical Aeronautical Software
In addition to the numerous STCs obtained by the company, Marinvent developed the TCL/MC3™ software library, which is the de-facto world standard for the certified electronic depiction of aviation charting information. This accomplishment led directly to the development of the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) technology, for which Marinvent received a prestigious Aviation Week and Space Technology Laureate as well as the Canadian American Business Achievement Award,the Aerospace Association of Quebec’s (AQA) Aerospace Enterprise of the Year award, and the Canadian Business Aviation Association’s Award of Merit.
Flight Test Software Tool-Suite (CertPro)
Marinvent has produced an advanced integrated tool to develop and track test procedures that support the certification of Bombardier's CSeries aircraft. The web-based software suite yields efficiency benefits over traditional test planning methods, and is being applied to the CSeries aircraft program and other new Bombardier projects. The CertPro tool-suite is available from Marinvent for licensing to third parties.
Airfoil Performance Monitor (APM™)
Marinvent has developed an Airfoil Performance Monitor, a revolutionary stall warning technology that functions with contaminated or iced airfoils. APM is currently the only technology that detects compressibility (high speed) stalls, and also predicts takeoff performance degradation during the takeoff roll, at speeds as low as 40 knots. The patented APM system has been the subject of numerous articles.
Flying Avionics Test Bed
Marinvent operates a highly sophisticated airborne test-bed supported by a dedicated research flight simulator. These have been instrumental in the development and certification of navigation and safety systems for aircraft as diverse as the EC145 Eurocopter and the Boeing 747. The test-bed is also uniquely configurable as an “Optionally Piloted Vehicle” (OPV), which can be flown from an aft-cabin control station using off-the-shelf Unmanned Vehicle control software. The innovative work performed by Marinvent’s aircraft led to the company being awarded the Canadian Business Aviation Association’s Industry Support Safety Award “…for the safety gains achieved through human factors enhancement, systems engineering, and flight test services.”