A-techSYN Ltd, an innovative R&D company engaged in fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) development, has signed Heads of Terms with Shannon Group plc’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) for a premises in the Shannon Free Zone business park. Pilot US, Shannon Aviation Cluster
The company will not only transfer the development and production of its leading-edge ‘PilotUS’ autopilot hardware and software to the Shannon facility, but also plans to start providing drone flight services.
Welcoming A-techSYN to the Shannon Aviation Cluster, Patrick Edmond, IASC’s Managing Director, said that UAV technology was a very significant growth area in the aviation Industry.
“UAVs are a real growth area and the technology is evolving rapidly. We’re delighted to welcome an innovative company such as A-techSYN as part of our aviation cluster, and this further confirms Shannon as a leader in this industry sector. Our flexibility is a big part of our success: in this case, Shannon Group’s property arm Shannon Commercial Properties was able to offer A-techSYN a flexible property solution that matches their future growth strategy.”
Gokhan Celik, the CEO and founder of the company commented: “It is a pleasure for us to be part of Shannon’s Aviation Cluster that we believe will contribute greatly to UAV development. This is a highly specialised industry sector and we are starting with five employees this year and plan to build this to 25 employees by the end of 2019.”
He continued, “A-techSYN will support the cluster by transferring all technology developed in recent years to Ireland. We hope to live up to our name and produce SYNERGY together with all the cluster stakeholders. We believe that our experience in control and flight services will be a great contribution. “