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: 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

NLR and Royal HaskoningDHV sign contract with Dutch government to optimise accessibility of Dutch airports

A consortium consisting of NLR and engineering consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has signed a framework contract with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment to provide integrated consultancy and engineering services for the aviation sector and airports in the Netherlands proper … Continue reading

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Recently published documents

Situation Awareness in Crisis Situations
Review of aeronautical fatigue investigations in the Netherlands during the period March 2013 - March 2015
Manufacturing process simulation and structural evaluation of grid stiffened composite structures
Analysis of the roles of pilots and controllers in the resilience of air traffic management
A Contactless Telemetry System for a Contra-Rotating Open Rotor Test Campaign