Primoco UAV’s civilian drone sets a new record. 9:01 hours of uninterrupted flight.
Primoco UAV, the Czech producer of the largest civilian unmanned aircraft set a new record with its model One 100 flying for an uninterrupted 9:01 hours. The world’s longest flight time for an unmanned civilian aircraft in regular operation took place yesterday at Vodochody airport (LKVO) in the Czech Republic.
Primoco UAV launched the development of unmanned aircraft in September 2014 for civilian purposes and started full production in January 2016. In March 2016 the first plane, No. 001 took to the air. For the last 15 months the plane has been through intensive testing and approval to optimise its sophisticated flight and safety systems. The UAV 100 can complete a fully automatic take-off, flight and landing by itself. Notably, 80% of all the components are developed directly by Primoco UAV.
Hundreds of takeoffs and landings have proved the plane’s reliability under operational extremes, ranging from temperatures below –30°C and landing on snow to flights at temperatures above +40°C with intensive rain and humidity and side winds of 20 m/s.
Ladislav Semetkovský, CEO and founder of the company, said: „I would like to thank all our employees and business partners for their outstanding commitment and support to help us deliver this record. Together, we and our partners have developed and implemented revolutionary new technologies that are unbeatable in the global civilian aircraft industry.“
So far the company has produced 25 planes and is gradually increasing its production capacity to 100 planes a year. In the 4th quarter of 2017 the company is planning to launch production in Russia under licence. But the target is not only to address Russia, but also to expand to the Middle East, Africa, South America, China and Australia. The possibilities for the use of a reliable, high performance drone are huge and cover numerous civilian applications.
About Primoco UAV:
Production of the Primoco UAV drone started after two years development in February 2016. The Primoco UAV is a civilian unmanned aerial vehicle capable of flying autonomously using programmed flight plans. The aircraft has unique features including its size, 10 hour endurance, 1,500 km range and fully automatic take-off and landing. It is suited to many applications particularly in energy, agriculture, border control and search and rescue operations.