Aerospace and defence

Full aerospace value chain specialists

Ricardo provides a wealth of policy and expertise and technical knowledge to  support the decarbonisation of global transport and energy sectors to deliver future-forward solutions to the aerospace and defence industry. 

At the forefront of technology-driven strategies

Our technical experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising clients in the aerospace industry, working on the most complex projects, overcoming challenges, and delivering successful outcomes. 

Ricardo supports global aerospace and transport clients with the delivery and implementation of their decarbonisation strategies. We work with businesses to mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities, delivering on projects that will help shape the industry in the future.  

We deliver a wide range of engineering and manufacturing solutions for the aerospace industry, working to design, manufacture, assemble and test future technologies. We facilitate the creation and seamless integration of individual components and systems into aerospace development programmes.  

With expertise in over 30 locations worldwide, Ricardo works with aerospace clients and suppliers to deliver efficient solutions across the entire lifecycle of the project.   

Ricardo delivers wide-ranging engineering programmes across light and heavy land and sea operating spaces and is the partner of choice for many original equipment manufacturers.

The quality of our solutions results from a unique combination of operational, technical and strategic expertise, coupled with access to world-leading engineering facilities.

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Key segments

Key segments within the Aerospace and defence market.

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Services

The quality of our aerospace and defence solutions are developed out of a unique combination of operational, technical and strategic expertise, coupled with access to world-leading engineering facilities.

Ricardo deliver a range of assurance and testing services across a variety of platforms and industries.

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Find out more about our expert testing solutions at our state-of-the-art facilities.

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Complementary measures that solve air quality problems and help mitigate carbon emissions and ensure a vibrant and livable city for your residents. 

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World-leading environmental, energy and policy modelling to create a safe and sustainable world.

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Ricardo provides impartial evidence and analysis underpinning environmental policymaking throughout the policy life cycle.

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We work with businesses to maximise benefit and avoid risks on their sustainability journey.

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Ricardo specialise in high-performance, niche volume manufacturing and assembly for complex, precision, electromechanical products and offer world-class industrialisation consultancy

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We are experts in the establishing flexible and stable product assembly operations which output complex products to help our clients achieve their premium product aspirations.

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Prototype builds and vehicle adaption services for special vehicle platforms.

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Ricardo's industrialisation consultancy service provides support, guidance, and consultancy to help our clients to bridge the gap to production of their complex and innovative products.

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We manufacture high quality, torque path components for use in high performance markets with a fast turnaround.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy services enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo's strategic consultancy offering enables our clients to navigate complexity in a disrupted world.

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Ricardo offers world-class technical consulting services to enable our customers to get the most from their products and services in the energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors.

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We can support your organisation with scientifically robust and high quality approaches to energy transition to deliver you value across a wide range of areas.

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Our expert team support businesses with bespoke software solutions and stable software libraries for development programs.

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Learn more about our leading engineering, design and design services.

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Experts in delivering innovative system engineering and integration solutions towards a safe and sustainable future.

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The most advanced equipment and capabilities in the world can become ineffective without appropriate in-service support solutions.

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Technical insights and analysis from Ricardo experts.

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News and insights

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Aerospace and defence Knowledge hub

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