DNW Aero


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01 Dec 2023

ADD and DNW sign MoU

On 22 November 2023 the Vice President of the South
Korean Agency for Defence Development, ADD visited
the DNW HST and SST facilities in Amsterdam.
During this visit ADD and DNW signed a Memorandum of
Understanding reinforcing the good...

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28 Nov 2023

DNW host of 28th ECARA meeting

DNW was proud to host the 28th European Car
Aerodynamic Research Association (ECARA) meeting at
the LLF facility in Marknesse on 15 and 16 November
during which the ECARA members could see the recently
certified Automotive Test...

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24 Nov 2023

DNW-LLF Automotive Test Section certified

The Automotive Test Section (ATS) of DNW's LLF-wind
tunnel has been certified by the TÜV for so called WLTP
measurements. WLTP stands for World Harmonised Light
Vehicle Test Procedure. Testing according to this
procedure is mandatory for...

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20 Oct 2023

DISPROP Aeroacoustic test in DNW-NWB

At our wind tunnel in Braunschweig the DISPROP
aeroacoustic test campaign has successfully been
completed. The DISPROP project is dedicated to
aerodynamic and aeroacoustic modelling of closely
operating propellers. A 2D high-lift wing model equipped
with three electrically driven...

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19 Oct 2023

ADaMant project tests at DNW-NWB

Our colleagues from the DLR Institute for
Aerodynamics and Flow Technology are leading the
ADaMant project. ADaMant stands for adaptive
data-driven physical modelling towards border
of envelope applications. In a joint effort with
colleagues from NASA, they investigated the so-called
Common Research High-Lift...

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26 Jun 2023

DNW and SAFRAN sign framework agreement

During the Paris Airshow, DNW and SAFRAN officially signed a research framework agreement strengthening the ties between the two companies. This partnership agreement will enable both parties to jointly  further develop their knowledge and expertise in the field of aeronautical engine simulation techniques.

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04 May 2023

Lilium Jet enters powered test campaign at DNW

Developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, today announced the start of wind tunnel testing on a complete 1 to 2.5 scale (40% size) Lilium Jet model, including working engines and flap actuators, at the German-Dutch Wind Tunnels (DNW) facility in Marknesse, Netherlands. 

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28 Mar 2023

Article Aerospace Testing International

The latest issue of Aerospace Testing International contains an interview with DNW directors Andreas Bergmann and Joost Hakkaart about the current and future developments at DNW. 
To read the article, click here

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07 Feb 2023

Visit Airbus Defence and Space

The DNW directors Joost Hakkaart and Andreas Bergmann would like to thank Airbus Defence and Space for hosting a wonderful visit of an NLR/DNW delegation to their facility in Manching on 02 February 2023. 

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30 Jan 2023

DNW guest lecture at TU Delft

On 12 January, our Head Projects and Customer Relation Management, Koen Artois, gave a guest lecture at the TU Delft reinforcing the already good relationship between the university and DNW.

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15 Nov 2022

Visit of DNW Advisory Committee

On 09 November 2022, most DNW Advisory Committee members
could finally meet again in person after Covid. This year
the meeting was hosted by SAFRAN at their facility in
Villaroche. Thank you to...

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IRONHST released
16 Jun 2022

Low-noise propellers tested at DNW

After pre-tests in the low speed wind tunnel LST,
aerodynamic and aero-acoustic validation of low-noise
propellers developed within the IRON project have been
performed successfully at DNW-HST and LLF at cruise- and
low-speed respectively....

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14 Apr 2022

Visit Member of Parliament Daniel Koerhuis

On 08 April 2022 Mr. Daniel Koerhuis, member of Parliament
responsible for aviation, visited NLR and DNW. At DNW, Mr.
Koerhuis visited the Large-Low Speed Wind Tunnel and was
very interested to hear...

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09 Mar 2022

ALVAR Laminar Flow Control Wind Tunnel Test Completed

A major milestone within the Clean Sky 2 project ALVAR has been achieved by successfully completing wind tunnel testing in the DNW-LLF. The ALVAR project aims at demonstrating technology readiness for a novel suction skin structure, the tailored skin single duct (TSSD). 

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Upgrade HST
04 Nov 2021

Phase 1 upgrade of the DNW-HST completed!

To improve both flow quality and test productivity, three major components of our large transonic wind tunnel were upgraded. The next phase is the upgrade to further enlarge the Ma-AoA envelope. 

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21 Jun 2021

Visit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs

On 11 June 2021, a delegation of the Ministry of Economic
Affairs and Climate Policy visited the Large Low-Speed
Facility LLF of DNW during an introductory site visit hosted
by NLR. The delegation,...

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30 Apr 2021

Joost Hakkaart Director of DNW

It is our pleasure to announce that as per 01 May 2021 Joost Hakkaart has been appointed director of DNW. Together with Andreas Bergmann, DLR director of DNW, they form the management of DNW.

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28 Apr 2021

DNW coordinating Horizon 2020 NIFTI R&I programme

NIFTI (Non-Intrusive Flow distortion measurements within a Turbofan Intake) is an action launched under Grant Agreement 864911 of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. NIFTI aims to advance the state of the art in non-intrusive inlet flow distortion measurements for modern, civil aero-engines.

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23 Sep 2020

Interview with Christophe Hermans

On 12 September 2020, Director Christophe Hermans was interviewed by Ronald ter Voert in his broadcast EASY FM Tech & Innovatie” about his view of technical developments and innovative sustainability projects.

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26 Aug 2020

Aerodynamic Eco Competition 2020

Three hydrogen endurance racing teams, Eco-Runner Team Delft, HAN Hydromotive, and Green Team Twente competed in our LST (Low-Speed Tunnel) to find out who has the most aerodynamically efficient design and looked for new insights to unlock further aerodynamic performance.

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Corona virus
26 Mar 2020

DNW Measures Corona Virus

DNW has taken measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees, whilst maintaining business continuity as far as possible and justified. DNW follows the guidelines of its parent institutes DLR & NLR and protocols of the German & Netherlands governmental agencies.

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Propulsion Integration course
12 Feb 2020

Course on Propulsion Integration

Propulsion integration is becoming increasingly important as
new aircraft concepts attempting to reduce emissions and
noise receive more and more attention. In light of these
developments, DNW's ambition is to strengthen its knowledge

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09 Apr 2018

Andreas Bergmann Director of DNW

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Andreas Bergmann took up his position as Director of DNW. Andreas is the successor of Georg Eitelberg, who retired on 01 April 2018. The Management of DNW now consists of two Directors of equal standing, appointed by each one of the parent companies German Aerospace Center DLR and the Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR.

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13 Nov 2017

Christophe Hermans President of CEAS

During the last General Assembly meeting of the Council of
European Aerospace Societies CEAS, Christophe Hermans, Board
of Trustee member on behalf of the Netherlands Aeronautical
Society NVvL, was elected CEAS president for...

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MoU signing by CAE and DNW
23 Jun 2017

CAE and DNW sign project MoU at Paris Air Show

The Chinese Aeronautical Establishment CAE, the Netherlands
Aerospace Center NLR and the German-Dutch Wind Tunnels DNW
have reinforced and extended bilateral agreements on
aeronautical R&D at the Paris Air Show on 20 June...

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16 Aug 2016

Georg Eitelberg interviewed by Luchtvaartnieuws

Vliegtuigfabrikant Airbus was lang de grootste klant van
German-Dutch Wind Tunnels. Maar de laatste jaren zijn
Chinezen en Brazilianen steeds belangrijker als
opdrachtgevers voor de Nederlands-Duitse organisatie, die
dit jaar veertig jaar bestaat. ’’Om de beste ter wereld
te blijven,...

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30 Jun 2016

DNW celebrates 40th anniversary

Today, the Netherlands and Germany celebrate 40 years of
collaboration in aeronautical research at the DNW in the
Netherlands (Marknesse). On the 30th of June 1976 DNW was
established by the Netherlands and...

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24 Mar 2016

Speed skating suits tested in LST

Early March 2016 SportConfex and Team Lotto.NL Jumbo, of
among others Dutch champion Sven Kramer, conducted wind
tunnel tests in DNW-LST to support the development of a new
fast speed skating suit for...

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05 Feb 2016

King Willem Alexander visiting the LLF

On 07 December 2015, King Willem Alexander of the
Netherlands paid a working visit to the large low-speed wind
tunnel of DNW, the LLF. This visit was an aftermath of the
recent signing...

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03 Nov 2014

Press Release ESWIRP TNA

The ESWIRP project has been funded by the European Framework Programme 7 to support the integration of and access to research infrastructure of pan-European interest. It has significantly enhanced the interoperability of 3 key world-class aeronautical wind tunnels, and harmonised, improved and optimised the scientific access conditions thereto ...

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27 Oct 2014

Meeting 14 October 2014

On 14 October 2014 a meeting between the Chinese
Aeronautical Establishment CAE, the Northwest Polytechnic
University NPU, the DNW and the TU Delft took place. This
was one of a series, which had...

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Signing MoU BASTRI
22 May 2013

Trade Mission to China Minister Ploumen

In the framework of a Dutch trade mission under the
ministerial responsibility of the Dutch Minister for Foreign
Trade Mw. Ploumen to China a high level visit to the Beijing
Aerodynamic Science and...

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25 Apr 2013

Ground Simulation Symposium at DNW

On the occasion of the successful commissioning of the new
moving belt in the DNW-LLF, an international symposium on
ground proximity simulation was held on 25 and 26 April
2013. The symposium, sponsored...

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15 Jun 2011

Visit of President Jin of COMAC

On the 15th of June 2011 Mr. Jin Zhuanlong, President of
Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) paid a
visit to DNW in Amsterdam. Members of his delegation were,
amongst others, President Guo...

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