Last Update August 18, 2022


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NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre is a leading international research centre for aerospace. NLR is the primary organisation in the Netherlands for civil and military aerospace research, technology development, test and evaluation.  Bolstered by its multidisciplinary expertise and unrivalled research facilities, NLR provides innovative and integral solutions for the complex challenges in the aerospace sector. NLR’s activities are market-oriented, independent, socially relevant and not for profit. 

NLR’s activities span the full spectrum of Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT & E). Given NLR’s specialist knowledge and facilities, companies turn to NLR for validation, verification, qualification, simulation and evaluation. NLR thereby bridges the gap between research and practical applications, while working for both government and industry at home and abroad.

NLR stands for practical and innovative solutions, technical expertise and a long-term design vision. This allows NLR's cutting edge technology to find its way into successful aerospace programs of OEMs, including Airbus, Embraer and Pilatus. NLR contributes to (military) programs, such as ESA's IXV re-entry vehicle, the F-35, the Apache helicopter, and European programs, including SESAR and Clean Sky 2.

Founded in 1919, and employing some 650 people, NLR is located in Amsterdam, and in Marknesse. Over two-thirds of the staff are graduates from universities or technical colleges, with a large variety in specialised professions such as aerospace researchers, engineers, psychologists, mathematicians and physicists. 

NLR has a variety of quality certificates, including ISO-9001:2000 and AQAP-2110.

NLR - Netherlands Aerospace Centre

  • Anthony Fokkerweg 2, 1059 CM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • +31 88 5113113
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