Who we are

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 ..

NLR News

NLR receives ESA award

NLR recently received an award from the European Space Agency (ESA) for its involvement with the Galileo satellite navigation system. NLR was among the first 50 organisations and companies to use signals from Galileo to determine a position. This was … Continue reading

NLR wins NI Engineering Impact Award

This month NLR engineers received a prestigious award from National Instruments (NI), a renowned, global player in the field of measurement, control and test instrumentation. The Engineering Impact Awards are presented each year during NIWeek in Austin, Texas, and showcase … Continue reading

NLR congratulates Pilatus on PC-24 roll-out!

On August first, Swiss National Day, the first prototype of the PC-24 of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has been rolled out and presented to the public at Stans in Switzerland. The two-engine business jet was developed entirely in Switzerland, with a … Continue reading

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Recently published documents

Static and Fatigue Behaviour of Impact Damaged Thick-Walled Composites
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