Highlights 2019

Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal Additive Manufacturing programme for certification of critical components

Join our Metal Additive Manufacturing certification programme After the first successful metal Additive Manufacturing programme, the Netherlands Aerospace Centre now offers a follow-up programme to support participants in their ambition to introduce certified metal AM parts. A new four years

IFAR zero emission 2050 - NLR Hybrid Electric PlaneNLR

IFAR held for the tenth time in the Netherlands

Research institutes from throughout the world visited Royal NLR in September to discuss the theme of ‘Zero-Emission Aviation by 2050’. This was the tenth time they had met. The anniversary offered a familiar setting for an intensive meeting at which

Hydrogen-powered drone above The Netherlands

It has not previously been done in Dutch airspace: NLR is flying a hydrogen-powered drone (HYDRA). This is a step towards sustainable aviation. Additionally, market parties will be able to follow these footsteps quickly and fly hydrogen-powered drones safely in

Space navigation

Shaping the future of small satellites

In a new era with many small satellites swarming around the Earth these constellations need to be safe, efficient and reliable. In April 2019, Hyperion and the Royal NLR signed an MoU for a collaboration. Both companies aim for future

KLM and NLR integrate Augmented Reality in maintenance and repair

19 June 2019, Amsterdam – KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) have launched a joint venture, NUVEON, for the development of new Augmented Reality (AR) products for MRO (maintenance, repair & overhaul). NUVEON will integrate AR

Integration of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian into European Airspace

NLR has partnered with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to develop the procedures needed to safely and efficiently integrate Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) into European Airspace. The first phase of this collaboration culminated on