NLR conducts research, which is published in reports. Only a minor part of these reports is made public. This repository holds these public, so called Technical Publications (TP), mainly produced from 1996 up till now.

Technical publications published before 1996 may be obtained using the request-form. Other types of NLR-reports are Contract Reports (CR) and Technical Reports (TR), which in general are not public. You may however request a copy by using the request-form. In some cases permission may be granted, depending on specific properties and contractor of the report. Reports will be supplied as pdf-file.

  • Stopping performance flight test on a flooded runway 

    Tump, R.S.; Mulder, T.J. (Society of Experimental Test Pilots, 2017-07)
    One of the identified solutions for runway excursions is the research into the “Impact of fluid contaminants of varying depth on aircraft stopping performance”. For this, NLR has carried out water-pond flight testing with ...
  • NLR’s experience with flight testing on wet and flooded runways 

    Es, G.W.H. van; Koks, P. (Society of Flight Test Engineers, 2017-09)
    Braking performance of aircraft is affected whenever a runway is wet or flooded. Aircraft manufacturers do wet runway braking tests during the certification of a civil transport aircraft. These are normally limited to tests ...
  • Advancing the safety in organisations: application via the Luton Safety stack 

    Smeltink, J.; Stroeve, S.; Kirwan, B. (MATEC Web of Conferences, 2019)
    Controlling and improving safety in organisations is achieved using a Safety Management System (SMS). Notwithstanding the variety of components considered in SMS standards, including human factors and safety culture, safety ...
  • Learning curve: interpreting the results of four years of safety culture surveys 

    Kirwan, B.; Reader, T.; Parand, A.; Kennedy, R.; Bieder, C.; Balk, A. (Flight Safety Foundation, 2018-12)
    Safety culture is seen as a pillar of aviation safety and is a cornerstone in both the International Civil Aviation Organization’s and the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA’s) safety management system (SMS) models. ...
  • The Risk Observatory: Developing an Aviation Safety Information Sharing Platform in Europe 

    Verstraeten, J.; Baren, G.B. van; Wever, R. (Macrothink Institute, 2016-12)
    In Europe the accident rate in commercial aviation has stagnated at around 40 accidents per ten million flights: forty times higher than Europe’s ambition. Currently safety management is done per organisation, focusing on ...

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