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ARCS conducts applied research on behalf of public authorities, the aviation industry and research-funding institutions. The research performed by ARCS advances innovation throughout the aviation sector and contributes to enhancing Switzerland’s international competitiveness as an aviation center.


Profound expertise and extensive experience enable ARCS to cater to a variety of different needs.

Transfer of knowledge

ARCS views its mission as acting as an interface between science and the business community, and ARCS acts as an intermediary for the recruitment of experts for collaborative problem-solving.

University Coordination

ARCS is the national network of Swiss universities and higher-education institutions for aviation research. As Switzerland’s platform for research and development in the aviation sector, ARCS enables close cooperation between science and real-world practice. The ARCS Innovation Board, on which all of the main players in the Swiss aviation industry are represented, particularly serves this purpose.