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

Training with your Canadian wingman from 5,500km away

An international simulation training was recently held at Volkel Air Base, in which two of the NLR?s F-16 simulators were deployed. These simulators are part of the NLR?s Fighter 4-Ship research facility. During this NATO exercise, the Dutch F-16 simulators … Continue reading

NLR: First accredited design organisation for research aircraft

On 1 July 2015, the NLR received a national Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the Environment and Transport Inspectorate (IL&T). This signifies that the NLR can design modifications for its research aircraft Cessna Citation (PH-LAB), and demonstrate that these modifications … Continue reading

NLR tests 3D printed marine spare parts

This summer 27 companies active in the Port of Rotterdam are studying whether 3D printed ship spare parts can meet the strict requirements for maritime shipping. The NLR is conducting the tests. The maritime consortium will 3D print and test … Continue reading

More news →

Recently published documents

Serious games to advance change in ATM
Aircraft noise calculation and synthesis in a non-standard atmosphere
Noise computation for future urban air traffic systems
Modeling of ground reflection effects in aircraft flyover noise synthesis
Modeling and synthesis of aircraft flyover noise