Australian-owned Nova Systems has expanded its subsidiary Nova Systems UK with the purchase of an Airbus Helicopter H135, which it says will operate to provide low cost and reliable flight trials for governments and manufacturers.
Operated from Kemble aerodrome, the aircraft will be fully instrumented and will be used to test the latest sensors, avionics and mission systems, as well as providing flight trials support for military and civilian organisations. This will include the development of novel and technologically advanced sensors and electronics, to ensure they can be safely operated by pilots under the remit of EASA.
Ex-Royal Navy helicopter pilot and project developer Simon Sparkes explains: “This project is an exciting step for the company and something which will serve to enhance Nova Systems' reputation as the premier independent flight test company in Europe.”
Adds ceo of Nova Systems UK Steve Camporeale: “Our investment in this helicopter, and the capabilities it brings to Europe, are geared towards providing a fully integrated and high quality service to our customers, both military and civilian.”