Aeronautics Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFL)

The Technische Universität Braunschweig, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and additional partners are bringing together their broad areas of expertise. The Aeronautics Research Centre (NFL) is a joint scientific union of the research institutes of aerospace and aeronautics at TU Braunschweig, the DLR, and Leibnitz University (LU) in Hannover. Its purpose is to:

  • strengthen and integrate the scientific aerospace research at “Braunschweig Research Airport”
  • promote fundamental coordinated research programs of the partners, with the goal of scientific excellence.

This is achieved through:

  • Initiative, planning, and coordination of fundamental interdisciplinary research projects in aerospace,
  • Support in coordinating of long-term research and development strategies as well as in coordinating investments in large-scale research equipment for the partners,
  • Coordination of joint scientific events,
  • Representing the members’ interests in terms of society, industry, and policy-makers.