National Aerospace Laboratory

The National Aerospace Laboratory NLR carries out applied research on behalf of the aviation and space sectors. NLR performs research to develop new technologies for aviation and space travel, not only from a scientific perspective but also for the application of this research in industrial and governmental sectors. NLR employs approx 700 people at locations in Flevoland and Amsterdam. NLR has a number of specialized research facilities such as wind tunnels which it operates together with its German sister organization, DLR.



The German-Dutch Wind Tunnels is one of Europe’s most advanced and specialized organizations for wind tunnel testing. DNW’s eleven wind tunnels include subsonic, transonic and supersonic facilities, and provide experimental aerodynamic simulation capabilities to the user community at large. This includes all aspects of airflow encountered in nature and engineering.

DNW provides techniques for aerodynamic, aero acoustic or aero elastic simulations and tests of scale models in a controlled environment. Its experimental simulation techniques capture the essence of the issues to be investigated.



This project is partly financed with support from the European Fund for Regional Development from The European Comission and province of Flevoland.


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