Top Defence Capability Leaders 2018
Marinvent Corporation

© 2018 FrontLine Defence (Vol 15, No 2)



Marinvent provides aerospace consulting, services, training, tools and IP. Its unique combination of technical experts, flying avionics test bed, test pilots, software tools and research simulator are used to help customers bring their new products to market efficiently. Marinvent focuses on novel ways of reducing the risk, time and cost of aerospace innovation using its one-of-a-kind research simulator and flying avionics test bed. The company also fosters research and development collaboration with other aerospace companies, and licenses IP to create customer product differentiators.

This Canadian-owned company is an ideal partner with which to maximize value on programs with Canadian ITB requirements. 

One of Marinvent’s key values is its independence, which proves invaluable in helping customers to make informed and impartial product and acquisition decisions based upon an objective assessment of operational and performance requirements through application of proven methods and tools.

With a clear focus on proper program management, and experienced professionals on staff, Marinvent is a reliable and trusted partner for the planning and management of projects, regardless of size and complexity. Marinvent’s customers include aircraft OEMs, integrators, tier 1s, tier 2s, and Government customers around the world.

Marinvent prides itself on helping its customers bring their products to market in an open an transparent manner. It has a stellar track record of doing exactly that, and has won numerous awards.

In 2016, Marinvent launched Certification Center Canada (3C), the first Independent flight test and certification Design Approval Organization (DAO) in Canada. 3C undertakes all certification services previously supplied by Marinvent, and retains Marinvent as a strategic partner and supplier of equipment, engineering and tools. 

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, the inaugural C2-MTl Aerospace Sector Award, and the NASA Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award in 2014.

SYNTHESIS COMPLIANCE TOOLS
Marinvent’s Synthesis tools simplify the compliance planning and execution process. Synthesis is an advanced integrated tool to develop and track the generation of test and certification artefacts that support the flight test and certification of aircraft, avionics and aircraft systems. The web-based software suite yields significant efficiency and re-use benefits over traditional, largely ad-hoc methods and is already being used on multiple live projects. The Synthesis tool-suite is available from Marinvent for licensing to third parties.

AIRFOIL PERFORMANCE MONITOR (APM)
Marinvent has developed APM, a revolutionary, real time, stall margin indication technology that functions equally well 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, wind tunnel tests and flight trials. APM is applicable to fixed and rotary wing and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) applications. In addition to saving lives and equipment loss through the reduction of icing-related incidents, APM also has significant potential benefits in terms of fuel economy and brake wear, and can be applied to help extend range and payload of UAS.

INDEPENDENT ACQUISITION CONSULTING
Marinvent provides flexible and completely independent expert evaluation services to government entities covering: 

  • Operational requirements through evaluation 
  • of bidders submissions
  • Assistance with fair, reasonable and achievable RFP and evaluation requirements
  • Test directorship to evaluate bidders’ products 
  • in an objective and repeatable manner using industry best practice methods
  • Use of proprietary tools to ensure secure and independent record keeping at every stage

FIXED & ROTARY WING TEST PILOT SERVICES

Marinvent has extensive experience with both military and commercial flight testing, covering a broad range of type ratings. 

Flight testing focuses on independence and reliance on objective flight test approaches using industry best practice methods. Marinvent also specializes in the efficient design, management and execution of flight test programs using its own Synthesis tools. 

Contact info

23 - 50 chemin de la Rabastaliere est, St-Bruno QC, J3V 2A5
Contact: Phil Cole, VP Business Development
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +1-613-363-5107 
Web: www.marinvent.com

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