Royal NLR has signed an MoU together with the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) regarding collaboration in civil aviation.

January 2020 – To promote mutual development and cooperation between the Netherlands and South Korea, Royal NLR and KAIA together signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 14.
Both parties wish to explore possibilities to work together on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) traffic management systems and infrastructure, supporting qualification and certification, data-driven solutions (digitalisation), and aviation safety and efficiency.

Through this agreement, the two organisations strengthen their relations to tackle major challenges in future aviation. It is expected that domestic aviation companies and knowledge institutes of both countries eventually will benefit from this corporation.


Managing Director (Vice President) Dr. Sang-Hoon Lee of KAIA and NLR Vice President Aerospace Operations Marja Eijkman shake hands on their agreement.

About KAIA
The Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) is an R&D institution in Korea specialised in land, infrastructure, and transportation. It conducts R&D planning, management, and assessment. It certifies construction and transportation technologies and assesses the value of relevant technologies.

For more information about the agreement please contact Fouad Gaddur, Business Manager Aerospace Vehicles.