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Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for civil aviation

The UAV market has significantly developed for the last 5 years and will keep growing in the next decades. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are used in military and commercial applications and can fulfil requirements that today cannot be managed by human beings.


  • Optimized structure for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)

  • Hybrid Engines solution

  • Fully automated remote piloted aircraft system

  • Max. takeoff weight of more than 150 kg with a 25 kg payload

  • Long operating range (approximately 500 km)

  • Virtual aircraft simulation: from architecture trade-off to real equipment simulation

OMEGA aims at answering to three operational objectives:

  • Contribute to the definition, development and certification basis of new functional breakthrough which could be applied in various industries, thus identifying the upcoming challenges of the associated disruptive technologies that could be implemented in real operations in the next decades.

  • Promote AKKA Technologies know-how and skills showing the concrete ability to develop a whole product from A to Z, with innovative concepts, methods and tools as well as manufacturing processes (incl. 3D print).

  • Address the needs of every client for whom the use of UAV platforms may have practical commercial applications (search and rescue, relief and agricultural cartography, surveillance, scientific research): from needs analysis to services deployment through platform solution specifications, identification and in-service support.

OMEGA in brief

  • Hybrid Airframe Structural Solution to address Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL)

  • Fixed Aisle architecture with constraints but also opportunities

  • Hybrid Engines solution (Thermal Core and distributed electrical propulsion)

  • Full Autonomous Remote Pilot Aircraft System (inc. Detect & Avoid function)

  • Max Take-Off Weight over 150Kg with a 35kg payload

  • Long Endurance (around 500km)

  • « Virtual aircraft » methods & tools: from architecture trade-off to real equipment simulation

  • « Route to » Certification: basis and process


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