The National Aerospace Laboratory NLR in the Netherlands is a non-profit technological research institute performing applied aerospace research on areas such as aerospace vehicles, aircraft systems and applications, air traffic management, and related research. The activities include concept development, system technology, advanced information processing, and planning, human factors, and simulation.

Short term solutions:
- Runway Allocation Advice System (RAAS)
- Airport Capacity Forecast (ACF)
- Schiphol Noise Predictor (SNP [1,343 KB] )


DLR is Germany’s national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany´s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space program by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests. Furthermore, Germany’s largest project-management agency is also part of DLR.


Onera (Office National d’Études et Recherches Aérospatiales) is the French national aerospace research centre. It is a public research establishment, with eight major facilities in France and about 2,000 employees, including 1,500 scientists, engineers and technicians.


INTA, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, is the official Research Establishment for aerospace matters in Spain. INTA provides technical support and solutions to the needs of Industry, Spanish Official customers (i.e. Civil Aviation) and Spanish Armed Forces. INTA is also involved in many European projects and acts as active member in most international aerospace forum like ICAS, EREA, NATO RTO, EDA, GARTEUR, etc. INTA has a total staff of about 1400 employees, more than 1000 directly dedicated to R&D activities, testing and certification. INTA’s technological departments focus on applied research technology in aerospace and on the performance of full system development.


ILOT is the Polish Institute of aviation, which mission is to provide research services of the highest quality to companies worldwide. The Institute of Aviation employs 900 employees; most are young engineers who carry out activities for the design of aircraft engine components for global producers.