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Wim Lammen

Wim is senior scientist modeling and simulation in the Aerospace Vehicles division of NLR. He has a background in applied mathematics and has worked at NLR since 1999. He has participated in several international and national aerospace research projects. His main field of interest is mathematical modeling, simulation, design and optimization (MSO) of aircraft systems. He has expertise in physics-based modeling (for example, for hybrid electric propulsion aircraft and systems) and data-based modeling (for example, surrogate modeling) and mathematical optimization techniques.


Regional aircraft with novel propulsion – a commercial game-changer?

Today, regional aircraft only play a small role in the aviation landscape. However, the question pops up if energy and propulsion revolutions – such as hydrogen and electric – will bring a game-changing improvement in performance and create substantially higher demand? The specific range and payload requirements in the regional market potentially open up a wider range of new propulsion technologies than large commercial aircraft, and this may have significant commercial implications. Roland Berger and NLR team up again this year to assess new propulsion technologies for regional aircraft, following our work on other segments in previous years.