Unmanned Aerovel Flexrotor Guides Fleet Through Choking Ice

November 2, 2016

Becomes a Vital Asset for Offshore Work North of Alaska Many weeks of slow and costly slogging through ice and fog might have been in store for a workboat fleet, sent a thousand miles from the nearest port to retrieve massive anchors from mooring sites spread across the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. But the lead […]

Sights and Sounds of Flexrotors Flying Formation

January 19, 2016

“We get experience faster by flying aircraft simultaneously,” observes Aerovel’s Tad McGeer about the first dual-Flexrotor flight in mid-January. “People appreciate the aircraft’s capability – an exceptional combination of small size, light footprint, VTOL and long endurance. Now they ask about reliability. For definitive answers we have to move further along the learning curve, looking […]

Flexrotor Finds Faraway Fish Fast

November 13, 2015

“We panned the camera out over the Chesapeake, and there they were, four-and-a-half kilometers away,” recalls Aerovel’s Tad McGeer. “It was our first day of demonstrating Flexrotor for the US Coast Guard.” Flexrotor, Aerovel’s exceptional unmanned aircraft, has caught the Coast Guard’s attention with its unique combination of small size, light footprint, VTOL, long endurance, […]

Oregon’s Precision Integrated Programs Becomes Launch Customer for Aerovel’s Flexrotor

January 5, 2015

Precision Integrated Programs of Newberg, Oregon, ended 2014 by placing a launch order for Flexrotor, Aerovel’s exceptional long-endurance VTOL UAV. Delivery of aircraft and support equipment is scheduled for spring 2015. “We are going after new civil applications at sea and on land which require big improvements over existing aircraft in economics, footprint, and endurance,” explained […]

US Government Makes Aerovel’s Flexrotor ITAR-Free

November 24, 2014

As 2015 deliveries approach for Flexrotor, Aerovel’s exceptional long-endurance VTOL UAV, the US Government has ruled that it can be exported free of restrictions under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR, which in recent years have been applied to unmanned aircraft regardless of application). This means that Flexrotor, with its unprecedented combination of 40+ […]


October 20, 2013

The newest aircraft carrier does not have acres of flight deck. In fact it has no deck at all. Its complement does not number in the thousands. Instead it sails without a soul on board. Yet the aircraft that it operates can fly much longer and farther than anything based on a fleet leviathan. The […]

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