We believe that technology development is a key enabler for the growth of our aerospace industry. As such establishing ARIC’s capabilities, in partnership with Khalifa University, is part of our strategy to create an R&D ecosystem in Abu Dhabi. The involvement of UAE national students in executing R&D projects at ARIC will create a pipeline of practical innovations that are relevant to industry needs.

Homaid Al Shemmari

Mubadala Investment Committee, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace & Engineering Services

Our partnership with Khalifa University is fundamental to creating a technologically competitive aerospace industry in Abu Dhabi. This R&D partnership will not only strengthen Strata’s global competitiveness but also introduce the next generation of innovative aerospace solutions for the industry

Badr S. Al-Olama

Chief Executive Officer, Strata


The ARIC research center aims to develop an international reputation for cutting-edge research in aerospace technologies. The initial focus of the research activity will be on developing efficient techniques for manufacturing advanced composite and developing novel procedures for the automated manufacturing and assembly of aerospace components.


To support the local aerospace industry in its drive to retain its competitiveness and develop solutions for future manufacturing challenges.

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  • Dr. Abdelqader Abusafieh
    Head of Technology, Strata PJSC
  • Dr. Steve Griffiths
    Khalifa University

We went to a composite facility associated with Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi and man, You talk about state of the art and it’s because of the work that they are doing with the US aeronautics industry.... they are really excited to be on the cutting edge of aeronautics research.

Dr.Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator