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 an advanced insect release mechanism which is in the process of being patented. Greenfly Aviation is the flight operations arm of FlyH2 […]

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 an 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.

Pilots and Aircraft Technicians preparing an aircraft for a demonstration
Pilots and Aircraft Technicians preparing an aircraft for a demonstration

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Marine and Border Patrol, Wide Area Surveillance and Infrastructure Insepction – 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.

Performance

Endurance: 12 to 22 hours
Operational Radius:600km
Payload:8kg
Communications: RF LoS, P2P Relay, Satcom
Ceiling:22,000 feet
UA Alpha: 75kg marine and border patrol and ISR surveillance aircraft – in development

 


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.