In today’s world, aviation plays an important role in transporting goods and connecting people. Aviation and aviation technology therefore have a huge impact on people and society. It’s vital that this technology is used in a positive way for people and society.
In this programme, NLR supports people and organisations in the aviation industry, as well as governments and society in general, in dealing with the use and acceptance of (existing and) new technological developments. We help to ensure that airports and their surrounding environment remain in balance. To make the impact of aviation more transparent, we are investigating new ways of measuring air quality and noise nuisance caused by aircraft, of determining the influence of routes on nuisance and of identifying nuisance-reducing measures. With this, we want to make a positive contribution to the quality of life of those living near airports, and to provide optimum advice to governments.