Aerospace Research and Test Establishment (VZLU) is a national center for research, development and testing in aeronautics and space in Czech Republic. The main mission of VZLU is to generate new knowledge, transfer it into industrial practice and to provide its partners with the maximum support in the development of new products. As a multi-discipline research organization, VZLU exploits synergic effects and also contributes to progress of automotive, rail, defence, security and power industry and civil engineering. The major multidisciplinary fields of VZLU include: aerodynamics, structure strength and durability, material and corrosion engineering, composite materials and technologies. In the field of product development, VZLU is focused on rotor blades, industrial fans, aircraft engines and satellite equipment. VZLU collaborates closely with similar organizations throughout Europe to provide feed-back necessary for its continuous development.

Research and development project
VZLU is a trusted partner for the industry in projects of applied research and development. Industrial companies are usually the main users of the results of these projects. International cooperation in research and development is promoted in VZLU on the basis of the EU Framework programs. VZLU has participated in nearly three dozens of international projects since 2001. VZLU with other foreign partners was involved in building networks of excellence EWA (European wind tunnel association). VZLU is also focused on programs supported by the European Space Agency (ESA).


  • Aerodynamics
  • Strength of structure
  • Corrosion engineering
  • Aircraft turbines and compressors
  • Aircraft propellers and industrial fans
  • Composite structures
  • Development of scientific instruments for the use in space
  • Production of models.

Location of the Institute
Prague, Czech Republic (Beranových 130, 199 05 Praha - Letňany).

Number of Employees
Employees exceed 250 of which more than one half are highly qualified and graduated.

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