- Stefano Neri takes office as Deputy Chairman
- Among the main national experts in the aeronautical sector, Mr. Grasso will lead the company in the new configuration of aeronautical and institutional security sector player
Skyrobotic, a company leader in the production of drones under 25 kilograms entirely Made in Italy, part of the Italeaf Group, announces that the Board of Directors today appointed Giancarlo Grasso as the new Chairman of the Company.
Mr. Grasso takes the place of Stefano Neri, Chairman of the Italeaf Group and reference shareholder of the company, who has taken on the position of Vice Chairman.
Thanksgiving Giancarlo Grasso for agreeing to take on this important new responsibility, Stefano Neri stated:
“Born as a startup just 4 years ago, after leaving the early stage phase, Skyrobotic now becomes a fully fledged aeronautical company destined to lead a new season of expansion and growth in the promising sector of top-of-the-range drones for institutional security and the most advanced professional uses. We believe it is necessary to carry out this new phase with a professionalism, such as that of Giancarlo Grasso, who represents a guarantee in terms of technical skills, managerial skills and knowledge of the reference sector. We reaffirm the Group’s desire to open a season of industrial alliances and partnerships capable of responding to the institutional and private demand for drones with the highest standards of safety, performance and reliability”.
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Giancarlo Grasso is one of the leading Italian experts in aeronautics and aerospace.
Born in Taranto, he graduated in electronic engineering in 1963. During his career he has held various positions in the Finmeccanica group of companies (now Leonardo), particularly in the defence electronics sector. Giancarlo Grasso, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Finmeccanica in the years since the group was re-launched, played a key role in coordinating the new investments in research and development decided by Finmeccanica to avoid the duplication of the past. In 1997 he became head of the avionics division of the then Alenia. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alenia Marconi System (1999-2001), Otomelara (2001-2005) and Galileo Avionica (2001-2007), he moved to Finmeccanica in 2002, taking on the role of Central Technical Director and assuming, in 2007, the position of Senior Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Pier Francesco Guarguagliani. From 2005 to 2007 he was CEO of Selex Sensors and Airborne Systems, while from 2009 to 2011 he was CEO of Selex Communications. From 2014 to 2016 he was Chairman of Alenia Aermacchi.
- Certification allows Skyrobotic to get out of the early-stage phase and open up to industrial partnerships and alliances.
- New opportunity for the company to enter in the institutional security market
- ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority) has awarded the Italian manufacturer the project certification according to art. 10.6 of the SAPR Regulation.
- Acknowledged the safety and reliability standards of aircraft systems entirely “Made in Italy”, already certified EN9100 and ENAC 10.5
- From now the operators in the professional, commercial and security sectors will be able to use drones on urban areas for specialised operations
- Decisive investments in research and development carried out at the Nera Montoro (TR) plant
Terni, February 20, 2018
Skyrobotic, a company leader in the production of drones under 25 kilograms entirely Made in Italy, part of the Italeaf Group, announces that the company has obtained “project certification pursuant to art. 10.6 of the SAPR regulation” from the Italian National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) for the SR-SF6c system. The certification requires a primary control and control system whose software complies with the aeronautical standards specified in the EUROCAE ED-12 specification at least at design reliability level D.
“With the certification 10.6 – explains Stefano Neri, Chairman of Skyrobotic and Italeaf Group – the company leaves the early stage phase, after having passed the start-up phase, and becomes a national reference point for the opening of partnerships and industrial alliances aimed at creating an Italian chain of the high end drones sector. Skyrobotic, in fact, has decided to operate in a nascent market that is highly professionalized and requires the highest standards and requirements of reliability and safety. With this recognition we qualify our company as the reference production operator for the “safety” (environmental and worker safety, industrial inspections, inspections and surveys of industrial and energy production plants) and “security” sectors (citizens’ safety, urban and extra-urban security for specialized companies and law enforcement or prevention forces).
Skyrobotic drones had already received from the Civil Aviation Authority project certification for series production pursuant to art. 10.5 of the SAPR regulation, which allowed operators to use drones, subject to authorisation by the competent Authority, in urban scenarios with safety restrictions.
“This type of certification will allow the APRs (drons) Skyrobotic to fly over urban areas in VLOS (Visual line of sight) conditions – says the Vice President, Giancarlo Grasso -. This is the maximum safety recognition provided by national regulations for professional drones, which will allow operators who choose our systems to be able to fly over urban areas or congested areas in complete safety and in full compliance with industry regulations. Thanks to the investments in research and development carried out at the Nera Montoro (TR) plant, we make a real leap in quality, opening up to Italian operators, both public and private, the possibility of using drones weighing less than 25 kg produced in series also for operations involving overflying of inhabited centres, communication and logistic infrastructures, industrial settlements, areas used for events and exhibitions. Therefore, new scenarios are opened up for aerial work with remote pilotage systems, reducing bureaucracy for operators, increasing safety conditions and guarantees for those in the area interested by overflight operations, implementing new turnkey solutions”.
With the achievement of certification, Skyrobotic crowns a successful path in the pursuit of the most important sector qualifications: from the certification of aeronautical standard EN-9100 for the Nera Montoro (TR) plant, to the possibility of issuing project conformity certificates according to the art. 10.5 of the Civil Aviation Authority regulation, up to this last recognition, which marks a turning point for the entire Italian professional drones sector.
With its own bouquet of qualifications, Skyrobotic takes the lead in the national producers’ sector, anticipates regulatory developments at European level and represents the ideal answer for leading operators in the professional, commercial, physical security and cybersecurity sectors at international level.
Finally, the certification pursuant to art. 10.6 of the SAPR regulation is an indispensable condition for participation in tenders and tenders promoted by the main public apparatus for order and safety.
eSurv, the Italian company owner of the namesake video management and analytics software solution, cloud ready and web based, and Skyrobotic, a leading Italian manufacturer of UAV, have announced a strategic partnership for the development of professional and integrated solutions for physical security, designed to support the activities of law enforcement and civil protection.
eSurv is ready to amaze people at the next edition of “Fiera Sicurezza”, Italian most important exhibition for security professionals. After announcing the names of the guests partners at his booth: D-Link, TB Italia and PEI System, eSurv has confirmed the collaboration with Skyrobotic, that will present its latest generation drones at eSurv stand.
eSurv and Skyrobotic have signed a partnership for the development of advanced and integrated video surveillance solutions and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Thus Skyrobotic will join eSurv booth at “Fiera Sicurezza 2015”, the Italian exhibition that takes place from 3rd to 5th November in Milan and involves security professionals.
The use of eSurv solution with technologically advanced Skyrobotic drones is already extremely versatile and tested in many scenarios. For example, it allows the police to respond immediately to potential risks for people’s safety, during daily activities as well as risky situations like demonstrations. Moreover, thanks to its powerful video analytics Smart Plug-in, eSurv can detect any kind of event in a variety of contexts to ensure security at the borders, during the search and rescue of missing people (integrating thermal cameras), for maritime surveillance, fire prevention, critiacal infrastructure monitoring and so on.
The primary goal of this partnership is to develop advanced solutions for specific application including law enforcement and citizen safety, in keeping with the standards of reliability, safety and certification regulations that each country requires. At Fiera Sicurezza, eSurv and Skyrobotic are going to present a joint solution based on eSurv solution and “Hunter” UAV, which introduces a new standard in situational awareness activities for public safety, law enforcement, emergency management of catastrophic events, homeland security etc.
eSurv is the only video surveillance video management and analytics software that can be used in any cloud infrastructure and that can be defined a complete, open and integrated platform, since it is able to manage and even analize video streams coming from drones as well as cameras.
Skyrobotic is a company that produces professional made in Italy UAV, taking care of the entire production chain, from design to sale. While designing UAV, Skyrobotic takes care of all aspects of technological and industrial development: aerodynamics, avionics, autopilot, navigation functions and mechanisms of automatic missions’ management. Skyrobotic’s UAV technology can also be used with optical, thermal, multispectral and micro Lidar cameras. Furthermore SkyRobotic’s UAV are provided with a base station that supports GPS / GNSS receivers (Global Positioning System/Global navigation satellite system) and RTK implementation. This kind of base station allows to receive and process signals of GPS constellations (L1, C \ A; L2 PY), of Russian GLONASS and the quite new European Galileo constellation mode E1, with 226 discriminated channels.
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Skyrobotic S.p.A. is the Italian leading company in the field of UAV (drones) production. Established in December 2013, it is part of Italeaf group, working on the development, manufacturing and marketing og civil and commercial drones, mini and micro classes for the professional market. With a constant focus on innovation, the company aims to achieve leadership in the professional sector of unmanned aircraft, taking care of the whole industrial chain: from design to the system integration, till the production of reliable and effective platforms. Skyrobotic joins track record, operational experience and the financial capacity of Italeaf, which is leader in the fields of cleantech and innovative industry and listed on the MTF NASDAQ First North at the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Moreover Skyrobotic joins the know-how and experience of Siralab Robotics, a company with high technological content.
eSurv is an Italian company with 3 headquarters in Italy (Milan, Rome, Catanzaro) and 1 in Canada (Toronto). Company’s mission is to achieve “Innovation Different”, a concept that goes over simple innovation and focues on what can “make a difference” in the activities of those who deal with physical security. eSurv is also the name of our video surveillance software. It is the only solution on the market that integrates video management (VMS) and video analysis (thanks to its Smart Plug-in) into a single platform and regardless of the cameras used. It can be used on any cloud infrastructure, it is web based (i.e. it can be used via any web browser). No other software on the market offers all this! As vendor, eSurv carries the values he believes in: excellence, passion, innovation and continuous research, along with an extensive network of partners and distributors.