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The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is the independent knowledge enterprise in the Netherlands on aerospace. The overall mission is making air transport and space exploration safer, more sustainable and more efficient. NLR’s multidisciplinary approach focuses on developing new and cost effective technologies for aviation and space, from design support to production technology and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul). More ..

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Composite armchairs designed at NLR unveiled at prestigious design fair

A composite armchair designed by designer Marleen Kaptein at NLR will be exhibited this week at the international design fair, ?Salone del Mobile?, in Milan. View the photos here. Under the auspices of NLR’s incubator, Kaptein designed a composite armchair. … Continue reading

NLR applies for a patent

Inventors at the National Aerospace Laboratory NLR have submitted a patent application. The invention pertains to the contactless transfer of electrical power and data in the CROR engine. The invention occurred under the auspices of Clean Sky, the European Joint … Continue reading

Fokker and NLR open high-tech Pilot Plant for composite components

Fokker and NLR have opened in Marknesse a manufacturing plant for composite aircraft components. The plant will produce composite landing gear components while also developing new manufacturing techniques for high performance composites. Other high-tech companies that develop composites can also use … Continue reading

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Recently published documents

Secure and efficient exchange of aircraft loads and usage data
Attitudes and Behaviour intervention selection tool for aircraft maintenance
Tailoring a Cognitive Model for Situation Awareness using Machine Learning
Scope, objectives and international dimension of a dynamic aircraft robust power management programme
Man4Gen: Manual Operation of 4th Generation Airliners