Intermap Purchased Fourth Aircraft

Intermap Technologies Corp. (Co, USA) has added a fourth aircraft to their fleet of planes equipped with Intermap’s IFSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) airborne data collection system. The new aircraft will begin operating in Europe and is capable of collecting approximately 1,500,000 sq. km. (580,000 sq. mi.) of highly-accurate digital elevation data per year. The added capacity provided by this aircraft aids in the completion of Intermap’s aggressive plan for the proactive collection of country-wide data throughout Europe by the end of 2007. Starting in November 2006, this aircraft will begin updating elevation data previously collected in the United Kingdom.... (read more)
2006-11-08 12:00:00

Intermap Sells Aircraft

Intermap Technologies has sold of one of its three aircraft, a King Air 200T, which was no longer required following completion of the Company\'s NEXTMap Europe and NEXTMap USA mapping programs. The King Air is a ‘special missions\' aircraft, provisioned to accept a digital camera or a radar system. Intermap sold the aircraft for USD3.5 million, which will be received in three installments during the fourth quarter of 2010. The purchaser intends to acquire additional equipment, software, and on-going support from Intermap once regulatory approvals are obtained. (read more)
2010-10-25 02:38:50

Total Station for Aircraft Levelling

One of the world’s most successful military training aircraft, the PZL-130 TC Orlik manufactured by EADS PZL Warszawa-Okecie S.A., Poland, is now being levelled with the aid of a Nikon Nivo 5M total station. Aircraft levelling, both longitudinally (forward and aft) and laterally (left to right), is performed in the final stages of assembly. Accurate levelling of the aircraft on the ground is required before precise alignment and symmetry checks can be performed to confirm that the geometry of the aircraft is to specification. Prior to using the Nikon Nivo total station, levelling was accomplished with a theodolite and precision... (read more)
2012-11-13 12:00:00

Russian Delegates visit Diamond Aircraft

From 23rd to 24th of August 2010 top-ranking members from the Russian government and aerospace industry visited Diamond Aircraft in Wiener Neustadt (Austria). President Rustam Minnikhanov, of the Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan (most important economic region of Russia, where most of the Russian aviation industry is located), scrutinized the DA42 (2-engine, 4-seater Diamond aircraft). He will soon have delivery of his own DA42. Tatarstan is extremely interested of starting licence production of the DA40 and DA42 for the Russian-speaking countries. Additionally Diamond Aircraft is developing and producing a technology demonstrator that will be used as a wing concept for the... (read more)
2010-08-26 01:53:40

Honour for Infrared Survey Aircraft

In a formal medal ceremony at Diamond Aircraft's headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, Liliana Schmidt (Head of Sales CES States) and Christian Dries (Owner Diamond Aircraft) have been honoured for supporting the Ukrainian State. Three DA42 MPP GUARDIAN equipped with electro-optical infrared cameras from FLIR will make surveillance along the land and sea border more effective. The Medal of Honour was awarded by General Nikolay Tepan in the name of Nikolay Litvin, Head of the Ukraine State Border Control.Image: The medal being presented to Christian Dries (Owner Diamond Aircraft), Nikolay Tepan (General Ukraine State Border Control), Liliana Schmidt (Head of... (read more)
2011-03-07 11:00:27

Dr. Berchtold joins Diamond Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft CEO Christian Dries announced that Dr. Gerd Berchtold has joined the Diamond Group as part of an internal company reorganisation to better position the company for the future. Dr. Berchtold will assume the position of CEO of Diamond Aircraft GmbH, Austria, responsible for design, production and customer support. He will report directly to the shareholder, Mr. Christian Dries. Marketing, distribution and aircraft finance will continue to report directly to Mr. Dries. "The Diamond Group has grown and diversified significantly in the last several years. Dr. Berchtold brings not only a wealth of aviation experience and expertise to our... (read more)
2010-12-01 12:25:37

NASA Aircraft Monitoring Hurricane Earl

The path and intensity of Hurricane Earl off the east coast of the United States were tracked by all three of NASA's environmental science aircraft involved in the aerospace agency's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) hurricane research campaign. NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory, based at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, CA, went aloft from its field deployment site at Ft. Lauderdale, FL, at mid-day Wednesday to overfly the hurricane. Scientists aboard the converted jetliner worked with a variety of instruments to characterise the powerful storm system, and the DC-8's flight path took it directly over the eye of... (read more)
2010-09-07 11:27:42

Envisat Radar for Aircraft Monitoring

Entrepreneurs at ESA's Business Incubation centre in the Netherlands have used radar technology from the Envisat remote-sensing satellite to develop a compact, high-resolution radar that can monitor land and buildings from small aircraft. The radar can monitor structures such as dams, harbours, canals and buildings, leading to maps for urban planning, territory surveillance and cadastral updating. Several flights over the same location can spot changes between pictures, revealing ground movements that could affect structures.   Because of the compact structure of the system, it can be mounted on very small unmanned aircraft or on single-engine aircraft such as the Cessna... (read more)
2009-07-28 09:25:35

AXIS GeoAviation Acquires Additional Aircraft and Sensors

AXIS GeoAviation (AGA) has announced the newest addition to its fleet: a Vulcan Air P68C twin-engine aircraft. The additional plane allows AGA to support future aerial surveying and mapping projects in the southeast USA, Caribbean and nationwide. AGA’s sister company, AXIS GeoSpatial (AGS), recently acquired Mapping Resource Group of Florida with a significant customer base in the southeast and the mid-Atlantic regions of the US and the Caribbean. The Vulcan P68C provides the additional capacity to serve AXIS’ clients, as well as versatility in that it is fast enough for aerial imagery collection yet can be flown slower and at... (read more)
2019-01-10 10:38:24

First for France EGNOS Aircraft Landing

Pau Pyrénées in southern France has become Europe's first airport to use the new EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service, to guide aircraft in for landing using only this highly accurate space navigation signal. On 2nd March the EGNOS Safety-of-Life Service was officially made available for the safety-critical task of providing vertical guidance to aircraft on final approach.     This represents the culmination of 15 years work by ESA, the European Commission, the EGNOS Operator and Infrastructure Group - a club of seven European Air Navigation Service Providers - and Eurocontrol, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation. Eurocontrol is... (read more)
2011-05-17 12:00:00
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