NLR is the aerospace knowledge enterprise in the Netherlands. It answers questions such as: how can aircraft be made more silent, fuel-efficient and safer whilst increasing capacity on the ground and in the air? How can you ensure satellites to remain at a constant temperature so they can continue to function efficiently?
A staff of 650 employees develops new technologies, combining disciplines such as aircraft engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, information science, and psychology. They use state-of-the-art facilities such as wind tunnels and interconnected aircraft and air-traffic control radar and tower simulators.
NLR is targeting the entire lifecycle of aircraft: from research, via design, servicing and maintenance to modernisation in both civil and military aviation.
NLR’s facilities include wind tunnels (jointly with DLR in DNW), composite design and manufacturing facilities, structure testing facilities, research aircraft, military and civil flight simulators, ATM tower and radar simulators and a wide variety of research and development capabilities.