Press Release

Advanced Aerospace Solutions Receives 2014 NASA Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award

By SpaceRef Editor
March 13, 2015
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Advanced Aerospace Solutions (AdvAero) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded NASA’s prestigious 2014 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to NASA in 2014. This award relates to work performed by the AdvAero’s team on a previously-announced contract that involves the use of Marinvent’s Piaggio P180 Avanti advanced flight test aircraft and flight test team for the flight test and evaluation of one of NASA’s latest NextGen technologies called the Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR).

“AdvAero has been working very closely with NASA Langley providing flight test and evaluation services for the TASAR NextGen technology as a subcontractor to Engility Corporation for the past three years,” said John Maris, CEO of AdvAero. “We have established an excellent working relationship with the team at NASA and Engility, and with our other partners on the NextGen research team. We are absolutely delighted to have been recognized by NASA for our contribution to the project in this manner. This award is extremely significant to us and to our JV Partner Marinvent, whose team and Piaggio Avanti Flying Avionics Test Bed have been an integral part of this project with us. So it is with great pride that AdvAero accepts the award on behalf of both companies.”

The official NASA press release:

About Advanced Aerospace Solutions and its JV partner Marinvent Corporation 

Advanced Aerospace Solutions and Marinvent Corporation are aerospace R&D test and evaluation companies, headquartered in Raleigh, NC and St-Bruno, QC respectively, whose major function is to reduce the risk, life cycle cost, time to develop, and time to certify novel aerospace technologies for fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned platforms. The companies specialize in Flight Test Services, Systems Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Aerospace Consulting, Flight Test & Certification Training, Software Development, Government Procurement Services and Civil Certification. The companies have a stellar track record and have been awarded numerous Supplemental Type Certificates (STC), ranging from single display upgrades to complete cockpit retrofits. Our customer base includes Governments around the world, NASA and every major avionics manufacturer in North America and beyond.

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Press Contact: Phil Cole, VP Business Development, Advanced Aerospace Solutions and Marinvent Corporation, or


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