National Aerospace Laboratory, university partners open unmanned operator training center in the Netherlands

LAS VEGAS, 9 Aug. 2012. Officials at the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) announced what they are calling “the first training center in Europe for operators of unmanned aerial systems (UAS).”

NLR, with partners such as the University of Tilburg, are researching the possibilities of UAS operator education and training, with the goal of increasing the safety, sustainability, and efficiency of aviation.

The training center, expected to be operational in 2014, is located at Gate2 Aerospace & Maintenance in Rijen, an aviation campus in Brabant, a province of the Netherlands.

“There are increasingly advanced unmanned aircraft in the air space, carrying out both very minor and very complex tasks; hence, there is an increasing demand for operators,” says a spokesperson. “These operators must be able to operate the ‘control stick’ safely and professionally, with both feet on the ground. They must be able to remotely operating, for example, cameras or radar, and, if needed, to also provide maintenance and repairs, and all in accordance with increasing regulations.”

NLR runs research facilities that include laboratory aircraft, wind tunnels, aircraft simulators, and a control tower simulator, and employs approximately 650 people who work at sites in Amsterdam and Markenesse. The annual turnover of NLR totals roughly 75 million euro.

Related Products

VPX3-453 3U VPX Virtex-6/8640D Digital Signal Processor

The Curtiss-Wright VPX3-453 is a high performance 3U VPX DSP and FPGA processor card th...

CHAMP-FX4 6U OpenVPX Virtex-7 FPGA Processor Card

The CHAMP-FX4 is the flagship 6U product in Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions’ family of...

PMC-E2001 Audio/Acoustic Waveform Generating PMC Card

PMC-E2001 Delta-sigma PMC features 16-bit resolution with 8 Analog Outputs and 4 Analog...

Related Companies

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

About Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions (CWDS) is a lon...

Innovative Integration

  Since 1988, Innovative Integration has grown to become one of the world's leading supplier...

General Micro Systems Inc

Since 1979, General Micro Systems has been providing the most diverse line of single-board comput...
Wire News provided by   

 

Press Releases

Low Viscosity, One Part Cyanoacrylate Is Non-Toxic and Meets ISO 10993-5 Specifications

Master Bond MB250NT is widely used for a variety of applications ranging from repair to high speed pro...

Thermally Conductive, Two Component Epoxy Passes USP Class VI Tests and ISO 10993-5 Specifications

With biocompatibility and cytotoxicity certifications, Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med is often selected for...

One Component, Snap Cure Epoxy Features High Strength Properties

Suitable for a variety of applications in the electronic, aerospace and OEM industries, Master Bond EP...

One Part Epoxy Resists up to 500°F and Meets NASA Low Outgassing Specifications

Master Bond Supreme 12AOHT-LO is a one component epoxy for a variety of bonding and sealing applicatio...

VICTORY Shared Processing, Fire Control Computer, and Switch for Ground Vehicles Introduced by Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced a new fu...

CURTISS-WRIGHT CONGRATULATES NORTHROP GRUMMAN ON SUCCESSFUL FIRST FLIGHT OF SECOND MQ-4C TRITON UAS

Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Defense Solutions division applauds Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: N...

Curtiss-Wright’s New Rugged Mobile IP Router Subsystem Features an Integrated Cisco® 5915 ESR Router

Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division, a Cisco® Systems Solut...

GE Announces First Sub-Credit Card-Sized Multi-Function High Definition (HD) Video Tracker

HUNTSVILLE, AL.— OCTOBER 13, 2014—GE’s Intelligent Platforms business today announced at AUSA (Octobe...

Most Popular Articles


All Access Sponsors


Follow Us On...