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Marinvent Corporation is a privately held Ontario company, founded in 1983 for the purpose of conducting aerospace research and development. The company is headquartered on the outskirts of Montreal, the leading aerospace center in Canada, and the fourth largest aerospace center in the world. Marinvent has four principal operating locations through its independent divisions and industrial partnerships. The company is a founding partner of the Flight Test Centre of Excellence (FTCE), headquartered in Ottawa, and operates in the United States through its partnership with the Advanced Aerospace Solutions consortium. Marinvent also has a software development division in Moscow, Russia, which it established in 1993.
Principal Products and Services
Marinvent conducts STC and TSO certification testing and applied research using its highly specialized research aircraft, simulator, and multi-disciplinary personnel. It also performs specialized training in these fields through its close relationship with the Flight Test Centre of Excellence. The company employs several Transport Canada Design Approval Representatives (DARs) and specialists in fixed-wing and rotary wing flight test, simulation, and software, to complement its engineering staff.
Certified Aeronautical Software
In addition to the numerous STCs obtained by the company, Marinvent developed several key patents that have led to the introduction of several new aerospace technology lines. These include 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, in addition to the Canadian American Business Achievement Award, the Aerospace Association of Québec’s (AQA) Aerospace Enterprise of the Year award, and the Canadian Business Aviation Association’s Award of Merit.
Airfoil Performance Monitor (APM™)
Marinvent’s second major technology line is the Airfoil Performance Monitor, which is 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 forty knots. The patented APM system has been the subject of numerous articles, and is currently undergoing advanced development testing with a major manufacturer.
Airborne Test Platforms
Marinvent operates two advanced airborne test-beds and a research flight simulator, which have been instrumental in the certification of navigation and safety systems for aircraft as diverse as the EC145 Eurocopter and the Boeing 747. These aircraft have also participated in approximately one hundred test missions under NASA’s Synthetic Vision System program. The test-beds embody unique come-as-you-are flight test architectures, allowing the testing of varied systems with minimal ground time, and without requiring operations in the experimental category. In addition, Marinvent’s Piaggio Avanti is performing important research using its unique ability of being flown from the aft cabin as an “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle” (UAV). The innovative work performed by Marinvent’s aircraft led to the company’s 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.”