“New technology emerging from innovative start-up companies is on the cusp of transforming the aviation industry with electric or hydrogen powered engines,” Nova Systems Chief Test Pilot Tim Butler said at today’s City of London Green Aviation Event. “Our company is providing invaluable and independent support to some of these smaller start-up companies to ensure their technology meets rigorous test and evaluation processes to meet essential aviation standards.”
“This work helps companies de-risk projects,” says Butler. “Companies can show they are consistently meeting credible flight test criteria from the beginning, meaning they are more likely to attract investment and more likely to prove new components designed to significantly reduce emissions are successful.”
“Nova Systems is leading the way in delivering agile flight test services for our clients that enable them to prove the required performance and safety standards.”
- Tim Butler, Nova Systems Chief Test Pilot
Industry has signalled their most significant roadblocks to this new technology are financial, technical and regulatory. The Nova Systems’ experienced team was able to reassure financiers that, while technological development always has some risk, the aerospace sector has well established test and evaluation processes to ensure safety standards and that those processes can be applied to the new technologies.
“As the world looks to create more sustainable aviation power sources there are new challenges in establishing what test and evaluation data is crucial in covering every aspect of these new technologies,” Butler said. “Nova Systems is leading the way in delivering agile flight test services for our clients that enable them to prove the required performance and safety standards.”
Nova Systems established its United Kingdom office in 2011 and operates with more than 20 years of aviation expertise, having partnered with governments, prime defence companies and start-ups across the globe.
The company is partnering with several companies exploring sustainable aviation power sources to replace conventional aviation engine power.
Mr Butler was invited to present at the Honourable Company of Air Pilots Green Aviation Event: Jet Zero 2050 ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow at the end of the month.
This event brought together leaders from: Government and Policy (represented by the Aviation Minister and the Chair of the CAA); the City of London Corporation and its financial institutions; Airlines and Air Pilots (represented by WizzAir, EasyJet and the Honourable Company of Air Pilots); and Science and Technology firms demonstrating low or zero carbon opportunities for aviation.