The basic activity of the center is developing and promoting diagnostics technologies in the aviation field. These technologies include methods and tools that provide technical condition control of aircrafts parts, like:
- gearboxes and transmissions
- propellers, main and tail rotors
- fuel, oil and hydraulic system units
- fuselage frame units, etc.
Monitoring and diagnostics technologies introduction is necessary for condition based maintenance of aircrafts. That is why the center helps the maintenance staff to obtain practical skills in implementing new diagnostics and technical service technologies. For these purposes modern and advanced tools are used, e.g. virtual reality system.
Aviation Research Center (ARC), registered as “Aviācijas pētniecības centrs “ Ltd. (Latvian), was founded in 2011 jointly by Riga Technical University, Transport and Communication Institute, Logistics and Telematics Institute and «D un D Centrs» Ltd, R&D company in monitoring and diagnostics technologies. ARC is being founded as a part of “Advanced aviation diagnostics technologies” project financially supported by Latvian government using European Regional Development Fund.
The ARC is located on the territory of the Riga Airport. There are rigs for new vibration diagnostic technologies testing and certification, research facilities, as well as laboratory and office premises on area of 1000 m2. ARC location in the airport gives unique possibilities for testing and vivid demonstration of advanced technologies not only in laboratory, but on board of any aircraft.