Sterile Insect Technique and Precision Agriculture
Under contract from X-Sterile Insect Technique, FlyH2 Aerospace has designed Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) platforms and release systems. These include helicopter- and fixed-wing based unmanned aircraft, and aen advanced insect release mechanism which is in the process of being patented. Greenfly Aviation is the flight operations arm of FlyH2 Aerospace and sole authorised distributor of our SIT products and solutions, globally.
FlyH2 Aerospace has developed a suite of yield forecasting and precision agriculture services for Greenfly Aviation. Greenfly Aviation will sell these solutions into the SIT market as value added services.
Marine and Border Patrol, Wide Area Surveillance – Aircraft UA Alpha
UA Alpha is FlyH2’s flagship product in development. The aircraft is specifically designed for wide-area, long range, long endurance security and surveillance missions. UA Alpha provides 14-hour endurance capability, configurable up to 22 hours with the use of underwing extended range tanks. FlyH2 is developing Alpha to highest levels of reliability, with the vision of eliminating platform loss from failure of primary power or avionics, with high levels of inbuilt redundancy, taking advantage of major benefits provided by hydrogen-electric. . The Skyla Flight Management System is specifically developed for Alpha. It knows how to control and manage Alpha’s triple-redundant fuel cell propulsion system, dual control surfaces and is being developed to use artificial intelligence to automatically resolve technical and logistical crises that threaten the aircraft’s ability to maintain safe flight, autonomously.
UA Alpha’s features a 25kg payload, low vibration, quiet operation, all-weather stability and extreme reliability. This makes is the perfect platform to carry premium sensor payloads for a range of mission-critical security and ISR applications.
|Endurance:||12 to 22 hours|
|Communications:||RF LoS, P2P Relay, Satcom|
Infrastructure Inspection – Aircraft UA Gecko
UA Gecko is a long-line infrastructure inspection aircraft in development by FlyH2. Its slow flying ability will allow it to capture detailed LiDAR, photogrammetry, orthomosaic, thermal, UV or RADAR imagery. Gecko is designed specifically for inspection of long line features, specifically power lines, pipelines, roads, fences and coastlines. Our fuel cells provide all day endurance with over 5 times greater reliability than industries best internal combustion engines – a necessary condition for low, slow flight adjacent to critical infrastructure. Gecko will feature multiple autonomous redundant safety systems making it one of the most reliable, yet easy to operate systems to come to market. The FlyH2 fuel cell propulsion system offers a unique quiet, vibration- free platform – specifically for carrying premium inspection sensor payloads.
|Max Line Length:||500km|
|Communications:||P2P Relay, Satcom|
Bush Patrol and Counter-Poaching – Aircraft Eagle-Owl
FlyH2 Aerospace is strategic partner with Aerial Monitoring Solutions – South African designers and manufacturers of the Eagle-Owl platform. The platform has proved itself inside our business having successfully completed dozens of SIT missions, and the aircraft has become FlyH2 / Greenfly Aviation’s primary insect release system. FlyH2 Aerospace is an authorised solutions provider of the hydrogen-electric Eagle-Owl, which is a unique modification for long endurance and quiet flight using FlyH2’s hydrogen fuel cell powered technologies. We can supply and operate AMS hydrogen-electric airframes with a variety of value added turnkey solutions including sensor payloads, software, training, support and service
Aircraft Control – Skyla Flight Management System
The Skyla Flight Management system is currently in development for UA Alpha and Gecko. Co-founder Mark van Wyk has over 15 years experience in software development and is spearheading this project. Skyla is designed for safety and redundancy and is a key component in our vision of building the world’s most reliable fuel cell aircraft. Skyla will understand Alpha’s triple redundant fuel cell system, and know how to shut-down non-critical systems in the event of an internal power system failure. Alpha features dual control surfaces on all airfoils and Skyla knows how to compensate for a jammed or failed control surface. Furthermore, Skyla FMS will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to make critical decisions, protecting Alpha from hazards presented by mechanical or electrical failure, pilots and pilot error, terrain, human hostility and severe weather.