Saab Gripen during store release testing in STARCS T1500 wind tunnel.

A Centre of Excellence in Aerodynamics

STARCS (Sjöland & Thyselius Aerodynamic Research Centre AB) is a privately owned and independent consultancy company offering services in three principal business areas; Aeronautics, Space and Energy. Our expertise cover all aspects of aerodynamics within and across these areas, especially experimental aerodyna-

mics, flight mechanics and measurement technique. We perform wind tunnel and turbo machine testing, wind tunnels and rig design, consultancy and investigations.

STARCS provide services for the whole aerodynamic development cycle, including project management: From design and manufacture of models and test hardware to wind tunnel testing and computer simulations to analysis and reporting of experimental and computational data.

STARCS  has been in operation since July 2008 when the consultant company Sjöland & Thyselius took over management of the wind tunnel services previously run by FOI (the Swedish Defence Research Establishment) and FFA (The Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden).
STARCS is a young company with a strong heritage dating back to the establishment of FFA in 1940. STARCS represents ambition and experience in an ultimate combination.

STARCS is located by the internationally connected Stockholm-Bromma airport about 6 km from the centre of Stockholm.

Provider of high competence with unique facilities for aerodynamics.
Through excellence, integrity and passion STARCS shall provide aerodynamical solutions that create success for our clients.
STARCS is one of the leading European centers of excellence in aerodynamics and a natural choice for customers in the Nordic countries. We are known for creativity, flexibility and an understanding of the needs of our customers.


STARCS adapts to the needs of the customer. Focus is on solving the problem rather than the task. Please, fill in the form below and we will contact you for further discussion to find a solution to your particular problem.



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Inlet Aerodynamics

STARCS has a unique capacity of high flow rate air suction which can be used for simulation of air inlet specific phenomena.

Store Release Simulation

An additional highly agile motorized arm attached to the ordinary model sting pod, allow for sophisticated store release simulation.

T1500 - Transonic Wind Tunnel

T1500 is suited for transonic testing of air- and spacecraft at speeds up to Mach 1.7.
LT1 - Low Speed Wind Tunnel
STARCS low speed wind tunnel is a multipurpose aerodynamic wind tunnel, capable of testing not only all sorts of aircraft models but also almost any type of transportation, large buildings and wind turbines.