Royal NLR operates as an unaffiliated research centre, working with its partners towards a better world tomorrow. As part of that, Royal NLR offers innovative solutions and technical expertise, creating a strong competitive position for the commercial sector.Royal NLR has been a centre of expertise for over a century now, with a deep-seated desire to keep innovating. It is an organisation that works to achieve sustainable, safe, efficient and effective aerospace operations. The combination of in-depth insights into customers’ needs, multidisciplinary expertise and state-of-the-art research facilities makes rapid innovation possible. Both domestically and abroad, Royal NLR plays a pivotal role between science, the commercial sector and governmental authorities, bridging the gap between fundamental research and practical applications. Additionally, Royal NLR is one of the large technological institutes (GTIs) that have been collaborating since 2010 in the Netherlands on applied research as part of the TO2 federation. From its main offices in Amsterdam and Marknesse plus two satellite offices, Royal NLR helps to create a safe and sustainable society. It works with partners on numerous (defence) programmes, including work on complex composite structures for commercial aircraft and on goal-oriented use of the F-35 fighter. Additionally, Royal NLR helps to achieve both Dutch and European goals and climate objectives in line with the Luchtvaartnota (Aviation Policy Document), the European Green Deal and Flightpath 2050, and by participating in programs such as Clean Sky and SESAR. For more information, go to www.nlr.org.
MissionRoyal NLR makes aerospace more sustainable, safer, more efficient and more effective. The innovative solutions and practical advice strengthen the competitiveness of the business community and contribute to solutions for social issues. NLR works in an objective manner, for and with the (inter) national business community and government agencies.
VisionThe challenges in aviation are always greater than the possibilities of today. Only the continuous connection of an in-depth understanding of customer needs with leading knowledge and research facilities enables rapid innovation. NLR is the connecting link between science, industry and government.