SRSC becomes an authorised rotorcraft repair station facility in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company (SRSC) employs more than 40 people with 86% Saudisation Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company (SRSC), a subsidiary joint venture of Boeing, has been issued a certificate from the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) authorising SRSC to perform maintenance on rotorcraft platforms and their accessories. “The authorisation of this new capability in Saudi is a major milestone for the SRSC and the local Saudi aviation industry. This certification by GACA is a significant achievement in Saudi and will open up several business opportunities in the field of rotorcraft maintenance, repairs, and overhaul; not only for Saudi
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Bringing electric air taxis to China’s cities

VoloCity flies over Singapore
Urban air mobility (UAM) company, Volocopter, and the global mobility technology group, Geely Technology Group, presented Volocopter’s electric air taxi, the 2X, in China at Geely’s booth at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition 2021. The companies are highlighting their cooperation and aim to introduce urban air mobility to the Chinese market and give visitors the chance to learn more about this new form of transport.   Urban air mobility (UAM) is an emerging part of the aviation industry focused on aerial connectivity in and around cities. As a pioneer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi technology, Volocopter
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UAE to trial ‘electric-shock drones’ to spark rainfall

The UAE has invested more than $1 million in tasking a team of UK scientists and engineers to develop a drone solution to induce rainfall in the Gulf. The drones will deliver an electric charge into clouds causing water droplets to cling together and develop into rain drops. The UAE already invests heavily in cloud seeding and this is the latest initiative designed to increase rainfall over the increasingly dry desert. Inducing rainfall is important in the UAE, where there is only 100mm of rainfall a year and where the vast majority of food is imported. Scientists from the University
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UAE and Israel collaborate on counter UAS solution

Faisal Al Bannai, CEO of EDGE
EDGE, a UAE defence group, has agreed on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) - Israel's aerospace manufacturer, to develop an advanced C-UAS (Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System). Through leveraging IAI’s proven C-UAS solutions that are applied around the world to detect, identify and intercept a broad range of threats, EDGE, is leveraging its subsidiary, SIGN4L, a leading provider of electronic warfare services and solutions for national security, to collaborate with the Israeli defence manufacturer. Comprising advanced 3D radar, COMINT (communications intelligence), and Electro-Optic technologies that are integrated into a unified command and control system, the C-UAS is
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