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FIXED WING AND DRONE BASED AVIATION INNOVATION

Aziza Coin’s aviation strategy focuses on developing private fixed wing and drone companies with the primary aim of exploring large areas for hydrocarbons. A secondary focus is to disrupt the current inefficiencies in the private commercial aviation industry.

GYROTEK (PTY) LTD

Founded in 2017, in South Africa, Gyrotek uses gyrocopters mounted with gravity and magnetic surveying technology to carry out high resolution airborne gravity surveys on Namibia-focused oil and gas explorer Africa New Energies’ 22,000 km² concession in Namibia as well as a number of South African concessions totaling 32,000 km².

 

Gyrotek layers multiple indicators from an array of techniques and survey data of varied types, in order to build up a body of evidence with regards the statistical likelihood of hydrocarbons being discovered.

 

Numbers at a glance…

  • 54,000 km² covered

  • 7 Concessions across Southern Africa

  • 7 projects R&D projects underway currently

 

Company Highlights

  • Venture Capital Company and specialist energy fund, Alumni Energy Investments, invests in Gyrotek and as part of their incubator approach, facilitate the provision of research and development services by Gyrotek  to UK exploration company, Africa New Energies.
     

  • In June 2020 Gyrotek purchased it’s first gyrocopter from Germany’s Gravionic GmbH
     

  • Gravionic GmbH in collaboration with the Institute of Flight Guidance and Control (IFF, Technical University of Braunschweig) started in 2018 with the research and development works to adapt a special gravimeter system to a Gyrotek’s Cavalon gyrocopter.
     

  • After around 20 months of research and development and thanks to significant government funding provided by ZIM (a funding programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy), on 07th of April 2020 the first test flight with this brand new system was conducted successfully.
     

  • Compared to traditional airborne gravity systems based on larger twin-engine airplanes, this new survey system is able to fly at low altitudes (e.g. 10 to 30 meter above the ground) at a very slow speed (50 to 80 km/h). This `low and slow` capability is the key to enable outstanding high-resolution airborne gravity results.
     

  • The Cavalon gyrocopter provides a remarkable flight time of about 4 hours, and - as a characteristic of every Gyrocopter / Gyroplane - it can land safely and slowly even should the motor fail.
     

  • Combined with state-of-the-art magnetics this system will enable extremely effective high resolution airborne geophysics sensing to detect new natural resources at a fraction of industry standard costs

 

Gyrotek’s research and development is focused in the following areas:

  • Remote Sensing

  • Exploration Licence conversion

  • Airborne Survey

  • Passive Seismic

  • Seismoelectrics and Tellurics

  • Regional Calibration

  • GeoChem Sampling

  • Exploration Results Consolidation

  • Exploration Drilling

For more information visit www.gyrotek.co.za
 

OMEGA AIRFINDER – flight planning and monitoring software

Omega Airfinder is a revolutionary flight planning and monitoring software built to overcome the limitations existing with present flight planning software.

 

Omega Airfinder software is developed with the following features:

  • Automatic routing for flight routes, considering many variables and delivering the most effective, cost efficient and appropriate route between departure and destination.
     

  • Altitude optimisation for aircraft performance considering, temperature, altitude, air conditions and aircraft weight.
     

  • Machine learning of specific aircraft performance, aids in accuracy of future flight plans, performance, range and total efficiency in aircraft operation.
     

  • A graphic map to visualise planned route including navigations data and flight routes all displayed on map.
     

  • 24/7 support, planning assistance and technical support.
     

  • Centralised database, ensuring that the latest navigation as well as weather and notices to airman data is available at all times.
     

  • Accurate in-flight data, including information that is derived from an option probe that can be installed on the aircraft.
     

  • Omega Airfinder can be accessed from any device and any web browser anywhere in the world at any time to fulfil flight planning requirements.
     

  • In flight monitoring and telemetry will be saved to the server and accessible for the purpose of regulatory audits, statistics and analysis of flights, aircraft or routes.
     

 
OMEGA AVIATION


Omega Aviation is an innovative Aircraft and Flight management company that is streamlining private travel and carving a new niche: affordable private travel.

The company manages end-to-end logistics and hospitality in the private charter customer experience as well as aircraft maintenance, planning and training and hangarage.

Omega Aviation reduces costs along the entire value chain, including:

  • Aviation training

  • Flight support

  • Trip planning

  • Flight planning

  • Ground handling

  • Fuel efficiency planning

  • Landing permissions

  • Catering

 

Drone Over the Mountains

DRONES

DRONETECH PTY (LTD)

Dronetech is in the process of developing three key innovations that are needed to open up a lucrative industrial applications market:

 

  1. A portable wide-area multi-channel drone communications system 
     

  2. Centimetre accurate DGPS, using the portable communications tower 
     

  3. Integration of low-cost LiDAR with photogrammetry 

These innovations will enable civilian drones to reliably perform tasks that were not previously possible. These include: 

  • 360 degree high resolution photos 
     

  • Close range LiDAR accuracy images with photogrammetry colouration which will enable cracks and fatigue to be identified in cables and other remote infrastructure 
     

  • Thermal imaging 
     

Dronetech is involved in innovation projects as part of its mandated purpose to have tech lead the way to improved social and economic standards in our society.

 

R&d project 1 – solving the centimetre accuracy problem

The aim of the project is to develop a solution to provide centimetre accuracy to an unmanned aerial vehicle or manned aircraft for the purpose of conducting surveys and exploration and the best possible accuracy.

Inherently GNSS under the best conditions can consistently provide an accuracy of approximately 10cm, while this is fantastic, some applications do need an increased accuracy. Previously this has been achieved predominantly by use of differential GPS base stations and ground control points.

Read how Dronetech aims to solve this problem…

 

R&d project 2 – methane leakage detection

The aim of the project is to develop a solution to provide a platform for effective and efficient acquisition of methane leakage data.

The primary challenge that has been faced thus far with the acquisition of Methane leakage data is the manpower involved in obtaining this data. Traditionally it would assume that a living person would need to proceed to every location at which the leakage is presumed or along the entire length of a pipeline, on foot.

Read how Dronetech aims to solve this problem…

 

R&d project 3 – lidar

Currently, LiDAR is known as one of the most effective ways of mapping, thanks to its efficient acquisition of high-density and high-accuracy geo-referenced spatial data. 

Read more about how Dronetech aims to address aerial survey issues…

Visit www.dronetech.africa for more information

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