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ONERA's Engineering and Models Department (DRIM) provides complete engineering services worldwide for any equipment related to wind tunnel testing :wind tunnel models, supports, testing rigs, balances and balance adapters, new test facility or facility upgrade.


  • Wind tunnel models
  • Model supports
  • Drive mechanisms for remotely actuated flaps
  • Strain gauge balances to measure aerodynamic loads
  • Experimental set-ups and test rigs


  • Conventional materials and composites
  • EDM capabilities
  • Prototyping
  • High speed machines for efficient manufacturing
  • Complex powered models

Project management

  • New test facilities
  • Facility upgrade
  • Technical support

The DRIM Division is located at different sites in France around Paris and Lille.  The engineering staff represents a total work force of about 80. They form a responsive, integrated team working according to concurrent engineering procedures, optimizing the time schedule for each project.

All services are assessed based on technical and financial achievements.