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By Jan A. van der Bliek

One other publication entitled '75 Years of Aerospace learn within the Netherlands', written in English, unfolds the background of the NLR and it truly is predecessors.It was once released in 1994 and is out of print for a very long time now, yet made on hand back in electronic shape on the web site of the NLR old Museum.

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The cost of carrying out the modified expansion plans was estimated at DGL. 1 million. The completion date given in the repon of early 1950, was optimistically estimated as sometime in 1953. Obviously that date had to be adjusted. At the time of the interruption a total of DGL. 7 million had been committed of which DGL. 45 million had been paid at the resumption of the activities in 1952. The Power Plant was in a n advanced state of construction and the foundations of the n e w wind tunnels had been constructed.

The financial strain of these actions on the Government budget, still very much burdened by the recovery from the effects of the war in Europe, was enormous. The result was that on 31 October 1949 N I L was informed that it had to stop all work associated with the expansion plans. After many discussions, the Ministerial Council for Economic Affairs decided on 30 November 1949 that, in principle, it would continue to support the development of aircraft in The Netherlands. However no decision was taken about the N L I expansion plans.

M r . Albefi Plesman. (1889-19531, \Ref. 311, remained in The Netherlands, initially in The Hague. After having been taken prisoner as one of a group of hostages on 9 May 1941, he was exiled to the East of The Netherlands in April 1942. He stayed at Driene, near Enschede, where the campus of the University Twente is n o w located. The long time in jail and at Driene gave Plesman ample time to think about the future of 'his' KLM. Plesman used that time very productively to develop plans for the operation of the airline, managerial and technical concepts and also to Contemplate various forms of international cooperation.

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