Research Aircraft

AT-One operates a wide variety of test aircraft, it’s Europe’s largest civilian research fleet of aeroplanes and helicopters. The test aircraft are equipped with a large array of test equipment and can be modified according to the needs of specific research tasks.

IS­TAR Das­sault Fal­con 2000LX

The In-flight Systems and Technology Airborne Research (ISTAR) aircraft is an in-flight simulator that will support the expansion of scientific knowledge about automated and uncrewed flying and the implementation of more advanced pilot assistance systems. More…


Airbus A320-232 “D-ATRA”

The Airbus A320-232 ‘D-ATRA’ has been in service for the DLR since late 2008 and is the largest member of its fleet. The Advanced Technology Research Aircraft (ATRA) is a flexible modern flight research platform that is setting new benchmarks for airborne test vehicles in European aeronautics research. More…


ACT/FHS Flying Helicopter Simulator

The ACT/FHS ‘Flying Helicopter Simulator’ of the DLR is based on a standard Eurocopter EC 135 type helicopter, which has been extensively modified for use as a research and test aircraft. The mechanical controls, for example, have been replaced by a fly-by-wire/fly-by-light flight control system. More…


Dornier Do 228-101 D-CODE

The Dornier Do 228-101 ‘D-CODE’, a universal flying research platform op­er­at­ed by the DLR, serves as a car­ri­er sys­tem for flight tests and ex­per­i­ments for DLR in­sti­tutes and nu­mer­ous ex­ter­nal cus­tomers. More…

 


Cessna Citation II

The Cessna Citation II (PH-LAB) is one of the research aircraft operated by NLR Flight Test Operations

A Cessna Citation II laboratory aircraft for flight testing of systems, sensors or procedures from and for our customers. The Citation is equipped with a state-of-the art cockpit with options for testing customer displays (certified and experimental), controls and concepts. More…

 


HeliTech

HeliTech is a RPAS helicopter which enables NLR to facilitate testing of large sensors and provide pilot training for heavy-class RPAS.
This helicopter (PH-1AP) has a maximum take off mass of 40 kilogrammes, a rotor diameter of 2.6 metre, and is equipped with a gas turbine engine. More