Recently, Aerodata has been awarded a contract by Japan Aerospace Corporation to upgrade the two Gulfstream V aircraft operated by the Japan Coast Guard. The Gulfstream V aircraft have been in operation by the Japan Coast Guard since 2005. With the new state-of-the-art equipment from Aerodata, Japan Coast Guard will be able to continue the operation of the Gulfstream V beyond 2022.
In 2017, Aerodata AG received an order to equip the third Beech King Air B300 of the Aeronautical Radio of Thailand with the fully automatic flight inspection system AeroFIS®. Aerodata was responsible for development, production and installation of the flight inspection system AD-AFIS-116. Part of the installation into the B300 is an improved equipment console, which provides full accessibility to the operator by requiring only one seat of space.
Besides the established radio navigation systems the AD-AFIS-116 also provides the capability to inspect GBAS and advanced ADS-B and RNAV procedures. In the aircraft an interface connecting the AeroFIS® to the aircraft's autopilot system is installed to support the pilots on their flight inspection missions.
After completion of the modification at Hawker Pacific in Singapore, the aircraft has been transferred back to Thailand. The new equipped flight inspection aircraft will start its service in February 2019.
With strong support from our partner GeoFly, Aerodata was able to set up a new line station at Magdeburg Airport within a short time.
GeoFly specializes in taking aerial photographs and laser data as well as their further processing.
The Aerodata-hangar in Magdeburg allows quick on-site maintenance of various types of aircraft such as King Air, Caravan and almost all piston aircraft.
Aerodata delivers the 100th Flight Inspection System AeroFIS®.
The 100th AeroFIS® was handed over as part of the official Roll-Out of a new King Air 350 Pro Line Fusion for the "Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic".
On September 10, 2018 Aerodata was honored for the second time in succession by the German Chamber of Commerce (Braunschweig) for its outstanding contributions for the (commercial) apprenticeship.
In the second quarter 2018, the first ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft has been delivered to a customer in Asia - after completing intensive ground and flight tests. This delivery represents a major milestone for Rheinland Air Service as prime contractor and Aerodata as the key project partner.
Rheinland Air Service had signed the contract with the Asian customer in 2015 to convert two ATR-72 aircraft already owned by the customer into Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Rheinland Air Service as the prime contractor performs the overall project management, acquisition of key components, all physical aircraft modification work and pilot training.
Aerodata's scope of work includes the delivery of its mission management system AeroMission®, all system integration activities, engineering tasks to convert the ATR-72 from the transport into a maritime patrol configuration, delivery of parts for the aircraft modification as well as customer training and support. Work on the project commenced in January 2016 after export approvals had been received from the Government authorities.
OPTIMARE Systems, a 100% subsidiary of Aerodata AG, has signed a contract with RUAG to provide two MEDUSA® mission management systems. These systems will be integrated into Dornier 228 aircraft to be delivered to the Bangladesh Navy.
Each of the mission management systems is equipped with two workstations and integrates various sensors for maritime surveillance, e.g. search radar, EO/IR sensor, AIS transponder as well as search and rescue direction finder.
Delivery of the two aircraft with installed mission systems is scheduled for the first half of 2019.
After participating in an international tender, Aerodata AG was again announced as a winner for the delivery of one new flight inspection system AeroFIS® to FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH. The delivery includes the installation into a factory new Beechcraft King Air 350 with the new Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionic suite.
The Automatic Flight Inspection System (AFIS) will be individually customized to the highest extent, in order to comply with the demanding requirements of FCS.
The award of this contract marks the continuation of the successful cooperation between FCS Flight Calibration Services GmbH and Aerodata for the next decades.
With the supervisory board meeting on May 3, 2018, Prof. Dr. Gunther Schänzer, co-founder of Aeordata AG, leaves the supervisory board at his own request and resigns as chairman. Since the foundation of the company in 1985 Prof. Dr. Schänzer was chairman of the supervisory board and controlled the fortunes of Aerodata for the past 33 years.
The successor in the position as chairman of the supervisory board will be Dr. Detlef Kayser, Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Further new members of the supervisory board are Mrs. Christine Schänzer and Mr. Ole Vörsmann.
While visiting our booth the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer was instructed by our CEO Hans J. Stahl to use our Operator Console for airborne surveillance.