Schiebel has announced the launch of a Capability Update Programme (CUP) which will develop an enhanced version of the company’s CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned aerial system (UAS). The programme was announced at Schiebel’s User Conference in Vienna, which hosted attendees from around the world, and allowed CAMCOPTER UAS users to share experiences and feedback and the company to provide updates on new developments and innovations.
During the three-day conference, Schiebel announced the forthcoming programme of work with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which will allow the CAMCOPTER S-100 drone to meet future Civil Aviation Standards for operation in public air space. The rapidly evolving UAS market drove Schiebel’s decision to begin work on ensuring the future full certifiability of the CAMCOPTER S-100.
Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said: “Since launch, our CAMCOPTER S-100 has steadily and continuously evolved. As the market leader for Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) UAS we’re looking back at more than 20 years of experience and continued development. Given today’s market demands and the ever changing airworthiness requirements, it was a logical step for us to launch our CUP.”
Alexandre Durget, Head of the French Navy UAV Unit, commented: “The User Conference offers a unique opportunity to exchange experiences with other users and to hear about Schiebel’s plans. It goes to show that the company really listens to their customers and to the market’s needs. The workshops are an excellent platform to update our knowledge and to network with other customers. The CUP is a forward- thinking and innovative project and I am very much looking forward to the outcome.”