NLR tests large drone at Twente Airport

NLR tests large drone at Twente Airport

Jul 06
NLR is testing a large drone at Twente Airport this week. NLR is using the XCalibur+ Jet Trainer – a drone approved for professional use in accordance with the Assessment Specifications for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Class 1 (AS-RPAS1) – to
NLR Cessna Citation research aircraft - detail nose boom

Measuring aircraft noise in an innovative way

Jun 22
[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color='' custom_class='' admin_preview_bg=''] Recently NLR has tested a new method to measure the noise of aircraft engines during a flight. NLR’s Cessna Citation research aircraft has been equipped with a so-called nose boom, a pole on the
Touchscreen and smart apps help pilots into the future

Touchscreen and smart apps help pilots into the future

May 18
In the EU’s 7th Framework Programme ACROSS Project (‘Advanced Cockpit for Reduction Of StreSs and workload’), research was conducted during almost four years into ways of reducing the peak workload for pilots in the cockpit and the possible contribution of
European flight paths

NLR leads European defence project for integration of drones into civil airspace

Apr 07
NLR recently started working on the European TRAWA project, intended to develop standards for so-called ‘detect and avoid’ (DAA) systems on board drones. These systems ensure that a drone pilot can detect other aircraft in a timely manner, so that
NLR tests Airbus on waterlogged runway at Twente airport

NLR tests Airbus on waterlogged runway at Twente airport

Mar 24
NLR- last week supervised a number of brake tests on an Airbus A400 aircraft at Twente Airport. The tests, carried out at the request of Airbus, were performed in a water trough created by NLR on the runway. The quantity
The Endless Runway animation

The Endless Runway

Mar 17
The aviation sector currently doubles in size every 15 years. How can we facilitate that growth while at the same time improving safety and security and reducing environmental impact? And how can we expand airport capacity without detrimental effects on
Royal Netherlands Air Force first flight with 3D printed aircraft

Royal Netherlands Air Force first flight with 3D printed aircraft part

Mar 09
The Defence Helicopter Command has completed its first flight with a 3D-printed aircraft part on 24 January 2017. The part is a ‘ladder bracket’ fitted to an NH-90 helicopter tail plane to which a ladder can be affixed for inspection
NLR designs large composite aircraft part

NLR designs large composite aircraft part

Mar 08
NLR has developed a large composite ‘pylon upper spar’, a structure to which the engine of an aircraft is affixed. It is the first time that an institute has succeeded in automatically developing such a long and thick composite aircraft
NLR examines impact Remote Tower technology on Hungarian ATC

NLR examines impact Remote Tower technology on Hungarian air traffic controllers

Mar 08
HungaroControl, Hungary's national air traffic control organisation, recently set up at Budapest Airport a Remote Tower to replace the airfield’s ageing control tower. The new centre houses numerous monitors and one huge video wall that receive images from highly sensitive