Honeywell | August 16, 2021
Pipistrel's Nuuva V300 is a long-range, large-capacity, autonomous UAV. It will take off and land vertically with battery power, meaning it does not require a runway, and has significantly lower operating costs than helicopters. It can carry loads up to 460 kilograms (~1010 pounds) for more than 300 kilometers (~186 miles), making it an ideal solution for deliveries to areas traditionally accessible only by helicopter. Its smaller sibling, the Nuuva V20, shares the same architecture and advantages of the larger V300, but is designed to serve as a lighter cargo transport vehicle carrying loads of up to 20 kg.
The Surveyor aircraft uses a fixed-wing design that is designed to be customized with various sensors and cameras for use in applications like wildlife management, coastal patrol, traffic observation, or search and rescue efforts.
Honeywell is a major player in the emerging Urban Air Mobility segment, offering a full line of avionics, flight control, navigation, radar, communications, actuation, cooling, motors, and turbo-electric propulsion systems — all tailored for piloted vertical takeoff and landing, urban air mobility and unmanned cargo vehicles. Honeywell also offers aerospace integration and certification expertise for enabling the commercialization of these vehicles.
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information
Pipistrel is a world-leading small aircraft designer and manufacturer, specialized in energy-efficient and affordable high-performance aircraft. With more than 30 years of experience, Pipistrel has produced more than 2200 aircraft to-date, gaining significant international reputation by delivering unique, innovative products to passionate customers on all continents. First-to-fly an electric two-seater in 2007 and the winner of the NASA Green Flight Challenge in 2011 with the World's first electric four-seat aeroplane, Pipistrel has designed nine different experimental and serially produced electric aircraft, including the first type certified electric aeroplane, the Velis Electro. It has also developed propulsion systems, including batteries, power controllers and electric motors, for small and general aviation class of aircraft for NASA and Siemens, among others. With involvement in standardisation committees, i.e. ASTM F44.40, F39.05, SAE AE7-D, Pipistrel is helping to enable the future market of hybrid-electric aviation.
Sagetech Avionics , Pen Aviation | April 30, 2021
Sagetech Avionics, an aerospace technology firm that provides industry-leading situational awareness solutions for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and Pen Aviation has agreed to integrate Sagetech Avionics' MXS transponders and Detect and Avoid (DAA) systems into the PEN 55V midsize drone and the PEN 1360V heavy cargo drone.
According to the terms of the deal, Sagetech Avionics and Pen Aviation will collaborate to certify the PEN UAV series, which is outfitted with Sagetech's technology, for UAS operation in global airspace.
The project will be divided into five stages: design, development, testing, and validation, followed by a full production of Pen Aviation UAVs. Sagetech and Pen Aviation are collaborating to achieve PEN UAV certification in 2022.
Sagetech's DAA system combines various core technologies into a single low scale, weight, and power (SWaP) DAA approach that can be used on commercial unmanned aircraft as well as urban air mobility (UAM) platforms. Sagetech's DAA system is ACAS-based and includes technologies such as a transponder, an interrogator, an ACAS-based DAA computer, a software kit, and other critical components. It is compatible with a wide range of off-the-shelf low SWaP radars and other traffic sensors.
Sagetech's next-generation MXS miniature transponder integrates Mode S and 1090 MHz ADS-B In/Out for global enforcement with unmanned systems into a single tiny box. This transponder, which has top and bottom monopole antennas, offers complete pattern coverage for maximum visibility and protection.
Pen Aviation is designing medium to large-scale drones in collaboration with its French partner, Cavok-UAS.
The PEN 55V is a completely autonomous VTOL, rotary tactical drone with exceptional performance: high level of safety, quick deployment and low maintenance cost, no runway needed, fantastic versatility, long-endurance (2.5 hours), high range of speed up to 110 km/h, hardly detectable, low level of vibration to improve video quality and payload customization (up to 15kg). This UAV can run in harsh environmental conditions that no other drones can.
The PEN 1360V is a fully autonomous multi-mission VTOL rotary cargo drone intended to transport large payloads over long distances. This model provides exceptional results, including unprecedented payload-range capability (up to 770kg over 675km), a high degree of protection, ease of deployment and low maintenance costs, no runway requirement, great mobility, and long endurance (3.8 hours).
DIGIMIND, Pen Aviation's creative industry enabler platform, completely integrates both the PEN 1360V and the PEN 55V.
About Sagetech Avionics
Sagetech Avionics is an aerospace technology company that provides situational awareness solutions designed from mission-critical transponders, software, and related technologies to allow safe flight in unmanned aircraft. Sagetech solutions are mission-proven and provide decades of program experience, certifications, and millions of flight hours to achieve maximum performance over the life of an unmanned vehicle. They are now serving military and civil duty on most small to medium UAVs. Sagetech is now extending its technology platform to develop comprehensive, certifiable systems such as detect and avoid solutions. Every day, Sagetech works in concert with its extensive ecosystem of OEM customers, technology partners, and resellers to ensure UAVs fly safer with Sagetech on board.
About Pen Aviation
Pen Aviation was created in 2016 in Malaysia with the vision of being Asia's favorite one-stop personalized solutions provider in the aviation niche markets of private jets, helicopters, aircraft, and specialized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); aircraft sales, charter, consulting, and investment. Pen Aviation's vibrant and robust staff has over 30 years of expertise and experience in every area of the aircraft life cycle, especially within the aviation industry.
PEN UAS is a Pen Aviation brand for unmanned aerial systems that offers ecosystem solutions to government agencies and the private sector. For companies looking for personalized solutions, PEN UAS is the go-to industrial drone store.
Unmanned Aerial | May 08, 2019
SkyWatch.AI, a risk-assessment and insurtech platform for the drone industry, has announced a technological integration with nine U.S. aviation brokers to provide drone insurance on a monthly subscription basis from a dedicated Web portal. The brokers will now offer customers direct access to SkyWatch.AI’s monthly drone insurance plan. The policies are underwritten by Starr Insurance Cos. “After serving thousands of drone pilots with the SkyWatch.AI mobile app, we saw the demand to expand our solution to include even more drone pilots, including those who would like to continue working with their existing brokers. Hence, we’re excited to launch this new development,” says Tomer Kashi, CEO of SkyWatch.AI. Pilots can purchase and manage their insurance directly from SkyWatch Web without downloading SkyWatch.AI’s mobile app. Pilots who already use the mobile app will have their accounts fully synchronized between the SkyWatch.AI mobile app and Web portal.