in Technology

South Africa developed UAV wins AVI award

Posted 2 November 2015 · Add Comment

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed for environmental research and surveying, will become the first hydrogen fuel cell-powered aircraft fully developed in South Africa, Allafrica reports.

The prototype aircraft, developed by pilot and entrepreneur Mark van Wyk, won first prize at the AVI Awards last month.
 
The aircraft shows the potential of hydrogen fuel cell technology to bring clean power to South Africa.
 
 “The system is completely toxicant-free. In the future our company wishes to further develop the technology to a level where it can also power manned aircraft,” explained Van Wyk.
 
With the UAV, South African researchers will potentially be able to gather important Earth observation data to improve land-use, planning and environmental management.  
* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Boeing and Springfountain plan West African aircraft leasing, MRO centre

Nigerian aviation services provider Springfountain Infrastructure Limited and US aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company have signed a joint venture agreement to set up Africa's first aircraft leasing company that will also offer

Liebherr-Aerospace supplies further components for the Embraer E-Jets E2

Brazilian landing gear manufacturer ELEB has awarded Liebherr-Aerospace with a built-to-print contract regarding the leg strut and trailing arm for the main landing gear of the Embraer E175-E2.

MTU Maintenance and Air Burkina sign CF34-8E engine maintenance contract

MTU Maintenance and their new customer Air Burkina have signed an exclusive three-year maintenance agreement.

Syphax Airlines gains reorganisation plan approval

Syphax Airlines is on track for its planned 4Q17 relaunch after the Court of Sfax approved airline's reorganisation plan, reports ch-aviation.

IATA: Moving NewGen ISS forward

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced key milestones toward implementing the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS).

A320 pilot training breakthrough

Pilots and students can now access on line professional training videos covering over 60 different procedures for the A320.

AfBAC Expo SK2017
See us at
Global Aerospace BT28218Aviation Africa BT18418ACI Africa BT77181017AfBAC Expo BT2017GroundHandling BT0303280917