NLR and everis ADS sign collaboration agreement to boost innovative ATM solutions

  • The agreement was signed today by the CEOs of both companies at the World ATM Congress in Madrid.
  • NLR and everis ADS will work together in areas such as CNS/ATM, UTM/U-Space, simulation, and consultancy.

Madrid (Spain), March 2019. – The Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) and everis Aerospace, Defense and Security (everis ADS) signed today a cooperation agreement to further enhance their capabilities and boost the development of cutting-edge solutions in the ATM market. The document was signed by the CEOs of NLR, Michel Peters, and everis ADS, Enrique López, at the everis ADS booth in the World ATM Congress, which started today in Madrid.

This collaboration brings together the experience of NLR, a worldwide leading research and innovation institution in ATM, and the expertise of everis ADS, a company specialized in the development of differential solutions based on the integration of innovative technologies. The deal has been reached so that both organizations can work together on new CNS/ATM (Communications, Navigation and Surveillance, and Air Traffic Management) solutions and services, as well as UTM/U-space solutions, areas in which they have a broad understanding.

Additionally, NLR and everis ADS will join efforts in the fields of real and fast time simulation platforms, and consultancy services related to new operational concepts like remote towers, safety, human factors, and airspace structure and management.

Michel Peters, CEO at NLR, stated: “Every day NLR sets goals to make aviation more sustainable, safer, efficient, and more effective. This cooperation will definitely contribute to these international goals. Therefore I am very delighted with this agreement. It will enable us to combine our expertise in Air Traffic Management with the specialized knowledge provided by everis ADS.”

“We are very pleased to be partnering with NLR, as this collaboration supports and strengthens our goal to meet a growing range of customer needs by providing them with customized solutions thanks to our global footprint,” said Enrique López, CEO at everis ADS. “We believe that leveraging our combined knowledge and capabilities will significantly accelerate our development of innovative solutions in the ATM field.”

The agreement was signed at the World ATM Congress, which started today in Madrid, and it first intends to focus on opportunities for public and private clients within the regions of South West Europe and South America.

About NLR – Netherlands Aerospace Centre

NLR is a leading international research centre for aerospace. Its mission is to make air transport safer, more efficient, more effective and more sustainable. Bolstered by its multidisciplinary expertise and unrivalled research facilities, NLR provides innovative and comprehensive solutions to the complex challenges of the aerospace sector. NLR’s activities span the full spectrum of Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation (RDT & E). Given NLR’s specialist knowledge and state-of-the-art facilities, companies turn to NLR for validation, verification, qualification, simulation and evaluation. They also turn to NLR because of its deep engagement with the challenges facing our clients. In this way, NLR bridges the gap between research and practical applications, while working for both government and industry at home and abroad. NLR stands for practical and innovative solutions, technical expertise and a long-term design vision, regarding their fixed wing aircraft, helicopter, drones and space exploration projects. This allows NLR’s cutting-edge technology to find its way also into successful aerospace programs of OEMs like Airbus, Boeing and Embraer.

Founded in 1919, and employing some 650 people, NLR achieved a turnover of 76 million euros in 2017, of which 81% derived from contract research, and the remaining from government funds.

For more information, go to www.nlr.org