Tradewind Scientific Ltd. is an aerospace company focused on airport safety and environment-related products & services. Our staff consists of a versatile group of scientists, engineers and technicians, all with extensive experience on airfield project work.

The company was incorporated in 1980 to provide technical measurement and monitoring services along with associated equipment, support and training. Experience gained from successfully completing over 200 projects across Canada, the U.S., Europe and Scandinavia now enables us to offer a wide range of cost-effective technologies for airport applications. With our headquarters in Ottawa Canada, we offer local representation from coast to coast in North America and in Europe through our strategic partners Tradewind Aero AB and SARSYS AB (publ.) of Sweden.

Tradewind Scientific continues to provide “best in class” airfield friction measurement and airfield condition reporting products and services to our clients. We offer subject matter expertise in runway friction testing, surface condition reporting, facility inspections, safety management systems and environmental monitoring.

We are Canada’s leading supplier of winter surface condition reporting products (TRACR II®). Our products are efficient and reliable as proven through operation at over 120 airports in North America and worldwide. Our expertise and familiarity with the requirements of several regulatory bodies including Transport Canada, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) has been gained through more than thirty years of delivering specialized services and products in Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, Scandinavia and Europe.

Tradewind Scientific remains an exclusive provider of sales and support in North America for our principal friction measurement products; Scandinavian Airport and Road Systems (SARSYS AB publ.) Volvo, Saab, and STFT Surface Friction Testers, Findlay Irvine Ltd. GripTester Trailers and TES Instruments Electronic Decelerometers

We have an ongoing product development/technology roadmap to ensure that our clients will be kept up to date with the latest technology solutions. Furthermore, we are committed to ensuring that our customers will have working solutions ahead of regulatory changes.

An intensive research and development program combined with our years of practical experience ensures that Tradewind Scientific will remain, to airports large and small, a leading provider of friction measurement, airfield condition reporting and environmental monitoring solutions.

We are proud members (corporate and personal) of:


IAAE Canada - International Association of Airport Executives Canada - www.iaaecanada.org


OAC - Ontario Aerospace Council -  www.ontaero.org


AMCO - Airports Management Council of Ontario - www.amco.on.ca

ASTM International - American Society of Testing & Materials International - www.astm.org


ACPO - Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario - www.acpo.on.ca



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We would be pleased to promptly respond to any requests for information or comments you may have regarding any of our products or services.


Contact Us

Tradewind Scientific Ltd.
2720 Queensview Drive, Suite 1181
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2B 1A5

Telephone:(613) 238-1246
Fax: (613) 726-0871