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 congratulates Pilatus on PC-24 roll-out!

On August 1st, 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 contribution from … Continue reading

Satellite navigation makes aircraft landing safer

ACCEPTA: ACCelerating EGNOS adoPTion in Aviation The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) of the Netherlands recently used its Cessna Citation II research aircraft to perform for the first time a new approach and landing procedure at Eelde airport in the north-east … Continue reading

Air-to-air refuelling

In-flight aircraft refuelling can enable significant fuel savings and cut CO2 emissions. Recently, a series of ground-based experiments was conducted as part of the European research project RECREATE (REsearch on a CRuiser Enabled Air Transport Environment). One of the tools … 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