From preventing wildfires to inspecting energy traces and conducting emergency response missions, Australia and the Asia Pacific Region have lengthy relied on the usage of manned rotorcraft. However, as a result of many of those missions require rotorcraft to function over lengthy distances, at evening, throughout all climate circumstances, in distant areas, and with restricted to no infrastructure, these operations are inherently harmful.
But now there may be the SDO 50 V2 – a safer, cheaper, and cleaner means of conducting vital missions.
Developed by SwissDrones Operating AG, a world developer, producer, and operator of long-range unmanned helicopter methods, the SDO 50 V2 is a multipurpose, Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), unmanned helicopter system that may be operated inside or past visible line of sight.
Its distinctive design options present superior payload capability (45 kg/99 lbs, together with gas), long-endurance (3+ hours), steady flight patterns, the power to hold single or a number of high-quality sensors, and a excessive diploma of security options. An built-in autopilot system permits autonomous take-off and touchdown procedures in addition to autonomous flight patterns.
“Our unmanned aerial options have been made for missions in vital circumstances, akin to excessive winds, rain and snow, day and evening, at excessive altitude, and a big spectrum of temperatures – all with none threat to the crew,” mentioned Ulrich Amberg, CEO of SwissDrones.
The SDO 50 V2 makes use of the Flettner system of intermeshing twin rotors handing over reverse instructions. Each rotor mast is mounted at a slight angle to the opposite to permit the blades to intermesh with out colliding. The distinctive design supplies a superior payload capability, extended endurance, steady flight patterns, and a excessive diploma of security. This association additionally permits the helicopter to operate with no tail rotor, which saves further energy and permits a better payload to weight ratio.
Well Suited for the APAC Region
Entering the Australian and Asia Pacific markets at the moment, the SDO 50 V2 is offered by means of Éire Aviation. At the forefront of aviation expertise excellence within the Asia Pacific area, Éire Aviation has a deep historical past within the conventional manned aviation sector. The firm focuses on opening new markets to new applied sciences, not solely by means of gross sales however with a full vary of providers, together with auditing, strategic advisory and operations.
“Not solely are the SDO 50 V2’s options and capabilities ideally fitted to the distinctive calls for of Australia and the Asia Pacific area, however it additionally gives the identical sensor payload efficiency as a manned helicopter with out the inherent limitations,” mentioned Ronnie Fahy, CEO of Éire Aviation. “The plane is the right payload, security, technological and efficiency unit for the geography and use circumstances required within the APAC area.”
Unlike manned missions, the SDO 50 V2 can function over lengthy distances with out the necessity for infrastructure and with solely minimal floor help. In reality, the plane might be simply transported to the work location by way of van, from which two crew members can deploy it in lower than quarter-hour and with little to no infrastructure required.
Furthermore, because the SDO-50 V2 can function on quite a lot of totally different gas varieties, gas planning just isn’t as restrictive a requirement as with conventional rotorcraft varieties. This can remove gas diversion necessities. It additionally leads to 90%+ much less CO2 emissions than its manned counterparts – all whereas providing comparable endurance and sensor payload capacities however at only a fraction of the associated fee.
Another key differentiator is that the SDO 50 V2 can safely function at evening, in antagonistic climate circumstances, and in different eventualities deemed too harmful for manned operations.
“When working with SwissDrones you’ve got a safer and cleaner different to conventional manned rotorcraft missions,” mentioned Luca Santini, Head of Sales of SwissDrones. “We see this as being an actual game-changer for firefighting, emergency providers, oil and fuel, maritime patrol, and infrastructure inspection missions taking place in Australia and all through the Asia Pacific area.”
Each SDO 50 V2 comes backed by SwissDrones’ industry-leading coaching, service and help program. To be taught extra in regards to the SwissDrones SDO 50 V2, contact Éire Aviation at +61 480 122 948 or email@example.com.