AT AQRD THE ONLY SOLUTION IS THE AIRCRAFT IN THE AIR.
What We Do
- Aircraft Structures
- Metallic Experts
- Composite Experts
- 24/7 AOG Support
- Damage Tolerance & Fatigue Authority
- Interiors & Flammability Delegations
- Temporary Repairs
- Fly on Relief
- FEM Analysis
- Ferry Permit Engineering Support
- Heat Exchanger Repairs
- Turbo Prop
- Historical Aircraft
- Commercial Aviation Support
- Corporate Aviation Support
- Military Aviation Support & Modifications
- DUNS: 080411160
- CAGE: 7QJS7
- NAICS: 541330-Engineering Services, 33641 Aircraft Modifications, Conversions
THE AQRD STORY
Raj and Suresh Narayanan grew up in an entrepreneurial aerospace environment all their lives thanks to the enterprising spirit of their parents. Their mother and father came from South India which is where they met and got married. Their father was a Concorde mechanic who immigrated to the United States with entrepreneurial dreams in mind and their mother was an accounting guru with a strong passion for the numbers in business. While working any job available to provide for their three sons, the Narayanans were living paycheck to paycheck in a trailer home in one of the most crime-saturated areas in Miami, Florida. Something had to change so they took a leap and started their own business from nothing. They quickly grew their business with the mentality that through well-thought-out engineering solutions, they could create repair options for components that did not currently exist in the industry. The prevailing mindset in the industry rested solely on the original manufacturer to provide solutions to repairs and alterations in the aerospace sector. Suresh and Raj's parents rejected the idea that original manufacturers were the only solution and the vision for AQRD was born.
Aerospace Quality Research & Development (AQRD) was officially founded in 2002 by V. Raj Narayanan. Raj earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Southern California, as well as a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Raj established himself in Senior Engineer leadership roles for a wide range of original manufacturer and big maintenance and overhaul companies. Just like his parents before him, he broke off and started his own entrepreneurial endeavor with AQRD to offer new solutions for aircraft repairs and alterations.
Suresh Narayanan joined the business in 2012. Suresh brought with him a bachelor’s in Science from Florida State University, as well as a master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. Suresh’s background in business and operations for other companies prepared him to take the entrepreneurial jump and team up with his brother.
The Narayanan brothers reject the idea that solutions have to be based on what the industry has done in the past. They continue to push for a different way of thinking and finding the most efficient and practical solutions for aerospace engineering and maintenance needs.
"I wanted to change the culture, the paradigm of aviation. The engineers can learn from the mechanics and the mechanics can learn from the engineers. That’s a culture shift for aviation.”
-CEO Raj Narayanan