Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

Rail Tec Arsenal

Rail Tec Arsenal is an internationally active independent research and testing institute for all kinds of transport systems that are exposed to extreme climatic conditions to optimise thermal comfort and to improve the availability and safety of systems. RTA is continuously expanding its expertise in the artificial production of all kinds of precipitation at different ambient temperatures.

Technologies and competences

Large climatic wind tunnel (length 100 m x width 5 m x height 6 m) max. wind speed 300 kph, small climatic wind tunnel (length 33,8 m x width 5 m x height 6 m) max. wind speed 120 kph. In both tunnels any weather conditions can be produced at the push of a button – temperatures from to -45°C up to +60°C, humidity up to 98%, intense solar radiation, snow, rain and ice.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)
Aircraft structures and parts
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)
Materials and manufacturing technologies      
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications
Ground test and training equipment      
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • cold start and icing test on running aircraft engines
  • icing and de-icing tests of wing components
  • improvement of thermal comfort on-board aircraft
  • testing of components under extreme temperatures and solar radiation

Rail Tec Arsenal Fahrzeugversuchsanlagen GmbH

Paukerwerkstrasse 3
1210 Wien, Austria
+43 1 2568081-301


Hermann Ferschitz

Economic data

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover 5 - 10 M€
Export quota aviation 90 %
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Last update: 2016-11-04