Newcomer Aerie offers long endurance UAV

Newcomer Aerie offers long endurance UAV

14-Sep-2011 Source: Aerie

“We want to get in contact with customers that need a VTOL Long Endurance Aircraft for their purposes. Let’s talk about it.”

Austrian “in foundation” company „AERIE“, announces its creation within the next weeks, as well as the release of its first VTOL Long Endurance product, the “SWIFT”. That will be followed by the “DIPTERON”, a advanced version with more  carry capabilities, and the “KESTREL”, a complete operation system in accordance with the customers wish within the next 3 years. On one can even have a short look on the “SWIFT”, at the beginning of an outdoor trial.

The Company wants to fill the gap on the market for Long Endurance VTOL intelligent Aircraft, starting with 24 hours using the SWIFT. “We have studied the market for years. There is a need for VTOL aircraft with long endurance in the UAV market. AERIE developed their hybrid technology for that need and is now getting into this market” says Johannes Reiter, CEO of the company.  “We come from aviation and know what’s going on”. The team has experience in certification of General Aviation Aircraft and propulsion  systems. It developed a high value hybrid combination between the most efficient vertical aircraft, the helicopter, with the most efficient cruise configuration, a high wing span aircraft, like a high altitude fixed wing observer.

AERIE uses the same wings for hover and flight. This makes the SWIFT a very light weight VTOL with full abilities in both operation modes (hover and cruise).

Their team is also experienced in servicing and certification of airborne observing systems, and has a partner for processing airborne complex data.


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