More NX-FCUs for UMS Skeldar

UMS Skeldar has been using S-PLANE‘s NX-FCUs on their V-200 and V-150 helicopters since 2018. Read about this winning combination on UMS Skeldar’s website. It speaks volumes to have successful and satisfied customers continuing to order NX-FCUs after 5 years of operational experience with these units.

The NX-FCU is a fully redundant flight control unit with instrumentation/sensors and communication links (incl. rugged MANET radios) integrated into a certification-ready and compact package of around 1.4kg. The NX-FCU is unique in terms of its class-leading processing power (incl. data storage and memory capacity), wide range of interface ports.

Recruitment @S-PLANE

S-PLANE is growing and is looking for EXCEPTIONAL people. Are you a motivated and innovative person and are you GREAT at your job? Or did you recently graduate in the top 5% or 10% of your class? Would you like to work at a cutting edge aerospace engineering company? At S-PLANE we do amazing things every day! We are employing a wide range of engineers and software developers. Have a look at our Careers page. Be part of something inspiring! Love your job!

S-PLANE X-KIT selected by Airbus UpNext

S-PLANE Automation’s X-KIT has been selected by Airbus UpNext for its Extra Performance Wing demonstrator project. The X-KIT will be used to safely and reliably ensure the remote control of a Cessna Citation VII business jet that will fly breakthrough wing technologies.

S-PLANE‘s X-KIT is a set of airborne and ground equipment facilitating the conversion of human-piloted aircraft into prototype and production Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS) or Optionally Piloted Systems (OPS). At the heart of the X-KIT is an appliance known as the X-CUBE.

S-PLANE & Paramount Sign MoU

The Paramount Group announced the signature of an MoU with S-PLANE at AAD 2022 this week. Under the terms of the MoU, S-PLANE and Paramount intend to collaborate on various projects. Notably, this includes the integration of S-PLANE’s ParagonISR mission software into Paramount’s Mwari aircraft and the conversion of the Mwari into an Optionally Piloted System (OPS) using S-PLANE’s X-KIT. The two companies also intend to collaborate on strategic sea and land vehicle initiatives. Read the complete press release in the AAD 2022 Daily, Edition 3.

S-PLANE at AAD 2022

S-PLANE will be joining Hensoldt on their stand at the AAD 2022 expo from 21 to 25 September 2022 to support live flight demonstrations of our X-KIT Lite mission system tightly integrated with Hensoldt’s advanced optronics.

The X-KIT Lite (including our Paragon software suite) is used to convert aircraft into manned airborne surveillance systems with advanced onboard and remote exploitation of mission payloads. The full set of X-KIT equipment takes the human out of the cockpit and converts the aircraft into a powerful unmanned or optionally piloted ISR system.

S-PLANE Attains AS9100 Certification

S-PLANE’s Quality Management System (QMS) was recently certified as AS9100D compliant by Lloyd’s Register. After adopting the principles of AS9100 a little over 5 years ago, S-PLANE decided to approach the world’s premier quality assessors for formal certification this year. According to Dr. Thomas Jones, the CEO of S-PLANE: “This was an important step to streamline supply chain integration with large system integrators and to help give large and small clients the peace of mind they need when selecting S-PLANE solutions as building blocks within safety-critical production systems”.

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