April 05, 2013 – News Archive
Marinvent Corporation Joins Ohio/Indiana UAS Center & Test Complex User Advisory Panel
Montreal, Quebec, Monday, March 25, 2013 – Marinvent announces today that it has signed an agreement to join the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center & Test Complex (UASC&TC) User Advisory Panel along with its US-Joint Venture partner, Advanced Aerospace Solutions (AdvAero). The User Advisory Panel has been formed in support of the Ohio/Indiana team’s bid to be selected under the recently announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS Test Site Screening Information Request (SIR).
“Marinvent is proud to be a part of the Ohio/Indiana bid team together with our US-based Joint Venture (JV) partners Advanced Aerospace Solutions (AdvAero),” said Phil Cole, VP Business Development at Marinvent Corporation. “The UASC&TC User Advisory Panel is incredibly significant because it brings together a diverse set of stakeholders representing system developers/integrators and subsystem developers with operational interests in research, development, test and evaluation and training.”
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry is projected to become a $94 billion industry by 2020. One of the key barriers to the emergence of the UAS industry is the ability to integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) to support military and commercial operations, training, and testing. The States of Ohio and Indiana provide a confluence of military and civil resources that enables the creation of a leadership role in future UAS development and production. The Ohio/Indiana UASC&TC will focus critical resources on UAS research, development, test, manufacturing and training to the benefit of Federal, State and commercial users.
Marinvent is an aerospace R&D test and evaluation company headquartered in St-Bruno, QC. whose major function is to reduce the risk, life cycle cost, time to develop, and time to certify novel aerospace technologies for fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned platforms. Marinvent specializes in Flight Test Services, Systems Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Software Development and Civil Certification. Marinvent and its US JV partner (AdvAero) have a stellar track record of providing outsourced software development and services, and have been awarded numerous Supplemental Type Certificates (STC), ranging from single display upgrades to complete cockpit retrofits, such as the Honeywell CDS/R® retrofit for the Piaggio P180 aircraft, which included a completely new Electronic Flight Instrumentation System, FMS, INS AHRS, autopilot interface, radar, lightning detection, EGPWS, T2CAS, and RVSM certification. Marinvent and AdvAero have more than 100 combined years of experience in the aerospace R&D, with a customer base extending from NASA to every major avionics manufacturer in North America.