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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 ..

NLR News

Fokker and NLR open high-tech ?Pilot Plant? for composite components

Marknesse, 26 March, 2015 – Fokker and the National Aerospace Laboratory will open today in Marknesse a manufacturing plant for composite aircraft components. The plant will produce composite landing gear components while also developing new manufacturing techniques for high performance … Continue reading

Lightweight bucket for heavy construction work

Consortium wins prestigious innovation award A consortium led by NLR has won the JEC innovation Award 2015 for its composite front-loader bucket. The bucket was especially deemed a successful innovation owing to its increased capacity and weight reduction. The JEC … Continue reading

Clearly visible cockpit displays ? even in bright sunlight

The DERPHOSA project saw NLR joining  forces with several partners to work on new technology for cockpit displays. The new technology sailed through validation testing in 2014, at a 10-km altitude in extremely bright sunlight. The backlights in today?s cockpit … Continue reading

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Recently published documents

Air Traffic Controller working position
Centralized Versus Decentralized Team Coordination Using Dynamic Scripting
The Potential of Technologies to Mitigate Helicopter Accident Factors : An EHEST Study
The effect of crosswind on engine ingestion during take-offs from water contaminated runways
Integrate Engine Manufacturer's Knowledge into the Preliminary Aircraft Sizing Process