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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World’s Smallest Autopilot for Micro Aircraft

Researcher Bart Remes and his team of the Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Laboratory at the TU Delft (The Netherlands) faculty of Aerospace Engineering have designed, built and tested the world’s smallest open source autopilot for small unmanned aircraft. A smaller and lighter autopilot allows these small flying robots to fly longer, fit into narrower spaces or carry more payloads, such as cameras. The very compact design makes these mini UAVs more suitable to be used in for example rescue operations. The TU Delft team aims to make MAVs so small and light that the user can fit one in his... (read more)
2013-08-27 11:09:56

Survey Aircraft for Clarity Aerial Sensing

During the ALEA Conference in Reno, USA, Diamond Airborne Sensing signed a purchase contract for one DA42 MPP GUARDIAN with Clarity Aerial Sensing, USA. The DA42 MPP GUARDIAN is the new generation of the twin-engine Diamond surveillance and mapping aircraft that utilises innovative and fuel-efficient Austro Diesel engines and burns only 7 gallons per hour while patrolling. Clarity partner Dr. Loren Poulsen PhD comments that they have received an overwhelming response to this aircraft, and recognised that the company needed to purchase their first aircraft to get ahead of demand. They are confident that this aircraft will go on contract... (read more)
2012-07-27 10:59:46
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