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AERUM AVIATION GROUP: nuevo Centro de Mantenimiento en Lugo

Aerum Aviation Group (www.aerum.es), compañía habilitada como Centro de Mantenimiento 145 ES.145.241 y CAMO ES.MG.193, ubicada en el Aeródromo de Casarrubios del Monte (Toledo),  ha obtenido la aprobación de su nueva Base 145, situada en el Aeródromo de Rozas (Lugo).

La habilitación obtenida, permitirá a Aerum realizar el mantenimiento de los Sistemas aéreos de vigilancia e inteligencia de INDRA ubicados en la Base de Rozas, en concreto Los Sistemas Aéreos de Vigilancia tripulados MRI, así como el de la Aeronave OPV (Vehículo Opcionalmente Pilotado) Targus, cuyo desarrollo se está llevando a cabo al amparo del programa lanzado por la Xunta de Galicia, la Civil UAVs Initiative para la Utilización de sistemas Aéreos No tripulados. Ingeniería Gaerum (www.gaerum.es) es el principal subcontratista de Indra en el proyecto de la Civil UAVs Initiative.

Con esta nueva habilitación ampliamos así nuestra oferta dentro del territorio nacional para el mantenimiento de aeronaves.

Civil UAVs Initiative

Civil UAVs Initiative es el proyecto de desarrollo de UAVs civiles más innovador puesto en marcha en Europa y con el que la Xunta de Galicia quiere convertir a esta Comunidad en un actor clave en el desarrollo de este tipo de tecnología en todo el continente.

Acerca de Aerum Aviation Group

Aerum Aviation Group, compañía española especializada en integración de sistemas en plataformas aéreas es el resultado de la unión de un grupo de empresas cuyos profesionales cuentan con 25 años de experiencia en el mundo de la seguridad y más de 40 en el mundo de la aviación, habiendo ejecutado operaciones y proyectos en Argelia, Austria, España, Grecia, Hong Kong, Letonia, Portugal, Reino Unido, Rumanía y Sudáfrica.

Acerca de Gaerum

Ingeniería Gaerum es una empresa de ingeniería y servicios aeronáuticos que se constituye y se establece en Lugo, con base operativa en el Aeródromo de Rozas, siendo el principal subcontratista de Indra en el proyecto de la Civil UAVs Initiative. Esta nueva compañía trabajara para impulsar el nuevo tejido industrial en el entorno del polo tecnológico de Rozas. Ingeniería Gaerum forma parte del Grupo Aerum.

Noticia de El Progreso: https://www.elprogreso.es/articulo/a-chaira/gaerum-habilita-nuevo-centro-mantenimiento-aeronaves-rozas/201809191807441334267.html

Aerum presente en UNVEX 2018

Aerum estuvo presente en esta edición de UNVEX, la mayor cita europea sobre sistemas autónomos o remotamente tripulados (UAV’s y RPAS) para seguridad y defensa. En la misma pudimos ver de primera mano los nuevos avances de un sector que avanza exponencialmente. El objetivo de la Feria es reunir a la industria y a las Fuerzas Armadas y crear un punto de encuentro internacional que permita potenciar la cooperación en beneficio de la seguridad y el bienestar europeo.

Ingeniería Gaerum inaugura oficina en el Aeródromos de Rozas

Ingeniería Gaerum, empresa gallega perteneciente al Grupo Aerum que está especializada en la integración de sistemas en plataformas aéreas, ha abierto una nueva oficina en el Aeródromo de Rozas en Lugo para apoyar a Indra en el desarrollo del avión opcionalmente tripulado Targus que la compañía está desarrollando dentro de la Civil UAVs Initiative.

La empresa de nueva creación, que fijó su sede en 2016 en Galicia, actúa como principal subcontratista de Indra en la iniciativa que la Xunta ha impulsado con un doble objetivo: fomentar el desarrollo de drones civiles que mejoren los servicios que la administración presta al ciudadano y reforzar la posición de las empresas gallegas en uno de los sectores con mayor potencial de crecimiento.

Desde sus nuevas oficinas, la empresa de ingeniería y servicios aeronáuticos apoyará a Indra en los trabajos de desarrollo, construcción y certificación del avión opcionalmente tripulado Targus, una aeronave que con 1.230 kilogramos de peso y unas capacidades de vigilancia excepcionales es a día de hoy el proyecto más ambicioso de desarrollo de un dron civil que se está abordando en España.

Este avanzado dron podrá desempeñar labores de protección de bosques, lucha contra incendios, tareas de salvamento y vigilancia marítima, conservación del medio natural, detección de vertidos en el mar y ordenación territorio, entre otras muchas tareas.

Dentro de este proyecto, Ingeniería Gaerum se ocupará de realizar modificaciones en la aeronave de vigilancia P2006T MRI para convertirla en no tripulada y crear así el Targus. Se ocupará de integrar los sistemas de control, realizar las pruebas en tierra y en vuelo, y gestionar el proceso de certificación para obtener los permisos necesarios para poder pilotar la aeronave remotamente desde tierra.

Por otra parte, Ingeniería Gaerum participa en todas las operaciones del avión de vigilancia MRI, que actualmente tiene base en el Aeródromo de Rozas, poniendo a disposición de Indra y de la Xunta el personal y los medios necesarios para ejecutar las misiones encomendadas.

Ingeniería Gaerum cuenta con el apoyo de proveedores y subcontratistas locales para cumplir sus objetivos. Desde la nueva oficina que ha inaugurado continuará trabajando para impulsar el tejido industrial en el entorno del polo tecnológico de Rozas y todas las actividades de la Civil UAVs Initiative.

La DGT prepara un Plan Estratégico de medios aéreos

El director general de Tráfico, Gregorio Serrano, ha supervisado los vuelos de vigilancia que una aeronave de ala fija (avioneta) está realizando durante esta semana por carreteras de las Palmas.

El Director ha estado acompañado por la delegada de Gobierno de la Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias, Mercedes Roldós, por el subdirector de Operaciones y Movilidad Jaime Moreno y por la jefa provincial de Tráfico en Las Palmas, Eva Mª Canitrot.

Los vuelos de la aeronave se enmarcan dentro de las pruebas piloto que la DGT está realizando para determinar de manera real y concreta la potencialidad y aplicabilidad real de los nuevos sistemas aéreos disponibles en relación con la observación desde el aire del tráfico y con la detección de determinadas infracciones a la normativa de tráfico, circulación de vehículos a motor y seguridad vial.

La aeronave elegida para la realización de estas pruebas, denominada MRI, reúne una serie de características que le habilitan como una opción de vigilancia de tránsito viario aéreo potencialmente efectiva, ya que dispone de un rango de velocidades de operación compatibles con las velocidades de tráfico, autonomía y alcance elevado y posibilidad de embarque de sistemas de captación de imágenes, entre otras.

Leer noticia original en la web de la DGT.

TECNAM AVIATION, the main partner of Indra in the Civil UAV Initiative:

The Xunta de Galicia is the collective decision-making body of the government of the Autonomous community of Galicia located in the Northwest of Spain. On 2015 they launched the Civil UAV Initiative, in order to develop a European reference pole on aeronautics solutions. The object of this contract was to implement a facility that will develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for civil purposes and to help improve the provision of public services. The efficient management of water resources, the management of emergency situations, land resources, agriculture, stockbreeding and biomass and even the management of the territory, cultural heritage and tourism were some of the technological challenges requested to accomplish.

For this task Xunta de Galicia and the selected companies will invest a total amount of 115 million euros.

9 companies from Spain and overseas submitted their candidatures to compete in this tender. After several months of evaluations and meetings INDRA and INAER were awarded with the contract after a final round classification. This contract represents a milestone in the industry and it is the biggest amount ever invested in Spain by the European Union in order to develop UAVs. Indra has established partnerships with different companies to carry out and execute the requested tasks. Among all of these companies, Tecnam Aviation will be the main subcontracted partner in the Civil UAV Initiative. Tecnam Aviation will execute the development of the Targus among many other tasks.

Jose Manuel Pérez-Pujazón, Indra´s Defense Director announced: “ Indra will help to generate 108 direct jobs plus another 80 subcontracted, in addition we will establish a growing industry in Galicia”. INDRA will upgrade the Tecnam MRI surveillance system to turn it into the TARGUS (OPV- Optional Piloted Vehicle), which will also be the first aircraft of its kind developed in Spain. On the other hand, Indra will develop a Mission and Data Processing Center (collects and processes data generated by the sensors of UAVs, manages missions and performs remote control of the devices). This first phase of development will last 5 years and it will provide a fully certified OPV with an unbeatable operation cost, able to face all the technical challenges that we were demanded to cover.

On May 13th took place the Inagurational Ceremony of this Initiative, including the presence of Mr. Alberto Núñez Feijóo, President of Xunta the Galicia among many other relevant politicians.  

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Tecnam Aviation in Txalaca, Mexico

Tlaxcala hosted the First Symposium on Airports, Ports and Strategic Installations Security , in which 15 companies from six countries were present. The Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development, Kathya Vazquez Torres , on behalf of the Governor , said that “Tlaxcala was chosen by the company T.C. Vilsa , as the perfect place for the symposium, as it is one of the safest place in the country and security for the visitors will be a priority .

TC Vilsa was the event leader in coordination with ProMéxico and Ruag Aviation, (company of which T.C. Vilsa holds the represenation for Mexico ) multiple experts expose their expertise from companies based in different countries like Germany, Spain, United States, France, Britain, Italy and Switzerland. A live presentation of the Dornier 228 aircraft was also included in the symposium.

Participants also had the opportunity to learn about the latest technological resources in the following areas: air/port surveillance, perimeter security, video surveillance, biometric registration, 3D facial recognition, and airport access solutions, sharing successful experiences . Many companies like: Ruag Aviation, Ultra Electronics, Tecnam Aviation, Digital Signal, Oberthur Technologies, Kinegram, Crossmatch, Amper, Juwelis, Indra, Otto Künnecke, Investigazioni Sigurconsult, Axalta and BRPH were present.

The event was attended by his Excelency Ambassador Mario Chacon Carrillo, the Head of the Investment Promotion and International Business in Pro Mexico, as well as representatives of Sigur Consult, Tecnam, Ultra, Ruag and Digital Signal.

Tecnam MRI present in Air Force awards.

Last October the Tecnam MRI was invited to participate in the CECAF Air Force awards. This awards were created with the aim of promoting the exchange of experiences in the field of intelligence imagery and photo interpretation. The opportunity responds to the launch of satellites ‘Paz’ and ‘Ingenio’, in JISR initiatives (Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) of NATO and the increasing involvement of the armed forces in multinational missions. The first call was only for staff of the Air Force , the second was opened to staff of all the armed forces, and this year participants from other countries were invited. For next year we want to expand to all NATO allies .

INDRA Presents Unmanned Version of Its P2006T MRI Maritime Reconnaissance and Intelligence Aircraft

On September 29 Indra presented the unmanned version of its P2006T MRI maritime reconnaissance and intelligence aircraft at the London conference series on maritime reconnaissance. Indra’s General Manager of Defense and Security, José Manuel Pérez-Pujazón, took advantage of the multinational’s participation in the conference series to make the announcement.

Indra adapted the aircraft as part of its so-called “Targus” project, and it has already passed the viability tests and experimental demonstration. Indra is currently working on the system certification and testing phase, and has told the Regional Government of Galicia that it would be willing to conduct these activities at the UAV development center to be built at the Rozas airdrome in Lugo. The aim of the development is to place an unmanned aircraft on the market for the very competitive price of less than 6 million euros per unit. “The system will offer 12 hours of flying time without touching down, high-performance maritime reconnaissance and search and rescue capabilities, and unbeatable operating and maintenance costs,” said the company’s general manager Pérez-Pujazón.

Indra initially developed the P2006T MRI as a low-cost airport surveillance solution based on a light manned aircraft, designed to complement coastal reconnaissance systems which, like the Integrated External Surveillance System (SIVE) in the Spanish case, have been deployed by different countries to protect and guard their maritime borders. Coastal maritime reconnaissance systems offer effective cover of the area between the coastline and a 20 or 30-mile radius. However, the economic interests of coastal countries extend beyond this radius up to the boundaries of the maritime exclusion zone situated 200 miles from the coastline or, as the case may be, up to the halfway point between the coasts of two countries when the distance between them is less than 400 nautical miles. This is the case of the Mediterranean Sea, in which the distances between coastlines belonging to different countries often form part of maritime exclusion zones situated within a radius of 50 to 80 miles.

An intelligent aircraft at an affordable price Coastal reconnaissance systems alone are insufficient to monitor these areas efficiently, respond to the issue of illegal immigration and address the humanitarian crises it provokes. Aerial or ground reconnaissance systems are also required. The P2006T MRI is designed specifically to cover these areas, and with operating costs significantly lower than those of traditional maritime reconnaissance aircraft. The miniaturization and greatly reduced weight of the radar and infrared sensors and automatic identification systems (AIS) required for the mission mean that they can be installed on light aircraft designed for low-consumption leisure aviation. This is the case of Indra’s P2006T MRI which, with six hours of flying time without touching down in its present version – the new unmanned system will double that – a fuel consumption of 32 liters of automotive gasoline per hour of flight and extremely low maintenance costs, permits the on-board installation and integration of not only a Seaspray 5000E active electronically scanned array radar (standard Royal Navy equipment), a high-resolution visible and infrared camera, and an AIS, but also a line-of-sight radio link with an effective range of 180 nautical miles and an Inmarsat terminal. This terminal sends real-time transmissions of the radar signal, visible and infrared video, AIS data and the aircraft’s navigation data to a ground station, where they are monitored in real time.

The P2006T MRI has been successfully tested by the Spanish Civil Guard and Frontex in the Indalo operation that is carried out every summer along the south coast of Spain; in Operation ClosEye recently conducted in the Sicilian Channel; and in the demonstrations of the European Union’s Perseus system carried out in the Alboran Sea and Aegean Sea. In view of the aircraft’s efficiency, the European agency Frontex recently chose it for future aerial reconnaissance operations of maritime and land borders.

Indra is one of the leading consulting and technology multinationals in Latin America and Europe. In 2014 it reported revenues of 2.938 billion euros, employed 39,000 professionals, had a local presence in 46 countries, and delivered projects in more than 140 countries.

 

Tecnam MRI appointed to participate in a 10 million euros contract launched by Frontex:

Indra has been selected among a large list of participants to participate in a very important operation in order to control the current immigration flown that is taking place in Europe. Frontex decided to find private companies that could provide this service for the next 2 years.

The contract is divided into 2 Lots, one in the inland scenario and a second one that will take place in the maritime domain. The Aegean Sea that separates Turkey from Greece or even some areas in the Mediterranean Sea are one of the hot spots in where the Tecnam MRI could be deployed.

A total of 6 private companies will compete to win this calls for tenders.