Programme Development of air and space vehicles
For business and the government, NLR accrues knowledge about the development of innovative products for air and space vehicles.
With this knowledge, we want to enable the Dutch aerospace industry to have a competitive share from 2025 – 2050 in the development and production of the next generation low emission aircraft, in programmes for the next generation helicopters, in new small satellites, launchers and space applications, and in new flight concepts. NLR also wants to build knowledge to support Defence in the evaluation of military aircraft when purchasing new types, and in assessing the effects of new technologies on aviation safety. The programme primarily focuses on the development of innovative electronics, systems, instruments and lightweight materials and constructions for the aerospace industry.