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 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

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

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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