We take the opportunity of the 100th FLIGHT of the R²-150 Development / Qualification aircraft to share for the first time a video of the automatic and autonomous recovery of the aircraft in the « Net » (or Energy Absorption System as it should be called).
This flight was entirely autonomous without a human pilot in the loop, from launch to recovery. When returning the aircraft guides itself automatically to the centre of the net.
Manufacturer AC-Innov has been awarded the internationally recognized quality system standard EN/AS/JISQ 9100 certification for quality management systems in the aviation, space and defense industry by AFNOR (the French National Organization for Standardization).
Based on ISO 9000 requirements, EN 9100 puts a particular focus on quality, safety and technology in all disciplines throughout the aerospace industry, and along the entire supply chain. It applies to every domain whether civil or military. Aero Composites Innovations is therefore, reinforced in its capacity at designing and developing innovative and unique UAVs and UASs.
As a very small innovative start-up, AC-Innov achievement was not only possible by a strong commitment from the company management but with the support and the dedication of all its employees. This, in itself, shows the evidence that its quality processes and management meet all requirements of customers and regulatory authorities
“The EN 9100 certification, delivered with the ISO 9001 certification, is coming right after AC-Innov signed a collaboration/partnership contract with the ONERA (Office National d’Études et Recherches Aérospatiales -FRANCE-) during the 2019 Paris Air Show. It sustains our commitment to further develop our line of rhomboidal aircraft as we consider this to be a disruptive technology that will shape up the future of air travel/transport”.