Aerialtronics has become the first company to receive a “type certificate” from the Hungarian government to sell Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for civilian purposes.
The company needed permission from the Ministry of Justice to secure the certificate. After a thorough inspection and audit by the Hungarian national authorities, Aerialtronics became the first overseas company in the world to receive the type certificate to sell UAS in Hungary.
The purpose of the examination was to establish whether the construction of the aircraft complies with national and international flight safety requirements.
Aerialtronics, which boasts T-Mobile and Bosch Security among its clients, is also one of the only firms to have an airworthiness certificate for UAS in the Netherlands. To achieve this latest exclusive arrangement, Aerialtronics underwent a vigorous three-day inspection by the Hungarian authorities to secure the certificate.
The Dutch company applied for the type certificate by sending documentation to the Hungarian National Transport Authority and Aviation Authority on:
– Quality management
– Quality assurance
– Configuration management
– Technological specifications
– Maintenance organisation
– Airworthiness standards
– Training organisation
Having received the documents, the client and the Hungarian authorities visited the Netherlands for a thorough examination of Aerialtronics and its flagship UAS, the Altura Zenith ATX8.
The three-day inspection was extensive. Timothy van Langeveld, legal counsel for Aerialtronics, said: “The Hungarian inspectors were very thorough. They verified the validity and reliability of the documents and the implementation of airworthiness standards, quality management and assurance. They also checked all our maintenance procedures.”
The inspection also saw the Hungarian government team observe how the UAS is assembled, manufactured and flown before Aerialtronics provided training for the client under observation of the Hungarian authorities.
Jeremy Wigmore, CEO of Aerialtronics, said: “We were very happy to receive the type certificate for the Altura Zenith ATX 8. We successfully passed the on-site inspection and on-desk investigations by the Hungarian authorities. We hope it’s a significant step to selling more systems in Hungary and the rest of Europe.”
The Hungarian authorities certify type compliance of the aircraft by issuing a military type certificate. The issue of the certificate is required to register an aircraft into Hungarian State Aircraft register. This type certificate is also applicable for civilian purposes.
Aerialtronics is an international manufacturer of state of the art, high quality unmanned aircraft systems for civilian purposes. We provide full aerial data solutions to a variety of applications worldwide. Aerialtronics’ systems are designed and developed in-house according to aviation grade quality standards.
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