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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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NLR to present video of aircraft-noise simulator at the Clean Sky stand at Farnborough Air Show

An overview of NLR?s many contributions to the Clean Sky programme How to get a clear picture of aircraft noise? The Virtual Community Noise Simulator (VCNS) of the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is a unique aircraft-noise simulator that realistically … Continue reading

Upgrade Data Acquisition & Data Processing systems Indonesian wind tunnel ILST successfully concluded

In late May, a team of NLR specialists concluded the final on-site integration tests of the upgrade of the Data Acquisition and Data Processing systems of the Indonesian Low Speed ??Tunnel (ILST) in Serpong, Indonesia. The work has been finalized … Continue reading

NLR Virtual Reality Room (VROOM) makes safe landing

?At ¼ check 125, over to Paddles? . With this instruction the Helicopter Direction Officer hands over the helicopter to the Flight Deck Officer who effortlessly puts the helicopter on deck. With the introduction of the ?Flight Deck Officer showcase?, the … Continue reading

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Recently published documents

Securing a safe firing envelope for the qualification of a gun installation on a helicopter
Human Error in Operating Mini RPAS
Verification and Validation of a Distributed Air Operation Mission Training Environment
Optimisation and evaluation of an Active Gurney Flap system for rotorcraft performance improvement and its impact on handling qualities
Helicopter Flight in a Degraded Visual Environment