SkyIMD Awarded EASA STC for Additional Cessna Aircraft

Aerial imaging platform is approved for use in many European Countries

July 9, 2012 – The SkyFusion Pak system from SkyIMD has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The EASA approvals will allow operators in the European Community to take advantage of the company’s turnkey aerial imaging solution for mission-critical and technically-demanding applications including border patrol, law enforcement, disaster response, and search and rescue.

The expanded STC approvals apply to C206, C182, C172 and C152 models. European countries granting EASA STC approval include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

“This is a significant development for SkyIMD and our European customers,” said Henri Wolf, director of product marketing. “In addition to EASA Certification, our SkyFusion Pak system has received certification from the FAA, as well as agencies in Australia, Mexico and Canada.”

Key features of the SkyFusion Pak aerial imaging system include:

  • Lightweight (21 pounds)
  • Typical installation completed in one day
  • STC FAA-approved
  • Real-time image and video streaming via satellite or 3G network
  • Automated analytics/reporting providing telemetry and geo-spatial data with 3D map overlays

Small, lightweight and portable, SkyFusion Pak can be deployed quickly and installed easily in the field on multiple aerial platforms. SkyFusion Pak includes a self-contained pod with an application-specific sensor and motorized control that is ready to be mounted on wing struts or belly. The system can be configured with optional components, such as Sony EO imagers and FLIR infrared sensors, to meet the needs of different applications. It also includes a flight control laptop computer that is customized and pre-configured with comprehensive management and control software.