A safe transport system
For a safe society, a healthy and safe living environment must be guaranteed, and the risks to citizens of a transport system minimised. Trust in the government and certainty about the legitimacy of supplied products and services are fundamental to a sense of security. NLR supports the Dutch aviation sector and the government in this task. It is essential that new developments, such as aircraft electrification, the introduction of AI and the use of drones in residential areas, are operationalised in a safe way. The risks must be recognised and mitigated.
Safety and security
It’s important to distinguish between safety and security. Safety relates to unintended dangers to people and the environment due to a natural or technological cause, such as a flood, flu pandemic or an accident in the chemical industry. Security is concerned with intentional dangers caused by deliberate human action.