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Welcome to the Aeronautics Research Centre Niedersachsen

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.

The purpose of the NFL 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

Here you will find the latest news regarding NFL research programms as well as information on coming events.


Technische Universität Braunschweig
Hermann-Blenk-Straße 42
38108 Braunschweig

The NFL is located here.

Sustainable Aviation



Considering the mobility needs of future generations, the research program "Energy System Transformation in Aviation" focuses on the implementation of an efficient air traffic. In doing so the organization of an sustainable air traffic takes center stages. More information is available at Energy System Transformation in Aviation.

Research day

Every year the NFL helds a research day, where the latest results are published and outstanding research results are awarded. More information can be found at Research Days.


The NFL publishes research reports from aerospace technology. A compilation of several reports can be found here. The complete list of all research reports is available on request.

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