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Due to problems with the underlying software, we can currently only offer part of the original AERADE service. We are taking this opportunity to redesign the site and restore the data, and hope to be able to launch it in the near future.

AERADE Reports Archive

The Aerade Reports Archive incorporates more than ten thousand, historically significant, digitised reports from:

  • The Aeronautical Research Council (ARC) - the principal agency in Great Britain with a major output of reports on matters aeronautical, which existed from 1909-1979, and published reports until 1980.
  • The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) - chartered in 1915 and operational from 1917-1958. The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 created NASA from NACA.

ACA/ARC Centenary

The Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, the predecessor of ARC, was formed 100 years ago on 30 April 1909. To celebrate this event, the AERADE team and Farnborough Air Sciences Trust are proud to unveil a new section of the Reports Archive devoted to:


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All records ARC NACA

  • Type the words you wish to search for in the search box. It doesn't matter whether you use upper or lowercase letters.
  • By default, the search will look for all of the words typed in the box, i.e.word1 AND word2, etc.
  • Click on the 'Any words' option for an OR search, i.e. word1 OR word2
  • The Report number search will ignore punctuation and case, so for example, ARC/R&M-3300, ARC-RM-3300, ARCRM3300, arcrm3300 etc. will all return the same result.


Complete listings of our digitised ARC Reports & Memoranda and Current Papers are available:

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