ATA Engineering is a provider of analysis and test-driven design solutions focusing on the engineering needs of major manufacturers in addressing their cost, quality, and time-to-market engineering challenges for mechanical and aerospace systems. We use advanced computer-aided engineering software to solve problems for customers in the aerospace, biomedical, automotive, entertainment, and consumer products industries.

ATA is recognized as a leader in the development of innovative test and analysis methods for aerospace and defense structures. In particular, for more than a decade ATA has been the leading independent company for performing modal and dynamic testing of aircraft. In addition to our extensive testing of aerospace hardware in the USA, we have supported testing of military and commercial products in more than half a dozen countries around the world.

Our mission is to be the leading provider of solutions for analysis and test-driven design of mechanical, electro-mechanical, and aerospace products. ATA qualifies as an employee-owned small business.

Company History

ATA Engineering’s staff has over thirty years of experience in the design, analysis, and testing of complex, highly-engineered structures subject to severe dynamic loads. ATA was formed as a 100% employee-owned company through the purchase of all assets and contractual obligations of the Advanced Test and Analysis group of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation in April 2000. Since its inception, ATA has steadily grown from 28 employees in San Diego to over 120 employees in eight offices distributed throughout the United States.

As our staff and geographic reach grows, so too do our core capabilities and expertise. From our beginnings as a provider of advanced analysis and test engineering services, we have expanded our capabilities to include design engineering services, industrial design, prototype manufacturing, and innovative hardware and software development for defense and commercial applications. We also provide turn-key design/build solutions to our customers through a network of manufacturing partners and complementary service providers.

Company Recognition/Achievements

ATA has been recognized for both its incredible work environment as well as being one of the leading problem solvers in the engineering services industry. To learn more about these awards, click on the images below.


Engineering Capabilities

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Industries Served

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Management Team

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