e-Go SSDR aircraft may become UAV
e-Go aeroplanes has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Blue Bear Systems Research for the two companies to work together as partners in the research, testing, support and training for the e-Go platform as an optionally piloted system (OPA).
The project would be based on the e-Go Single Seat Deregulated (SSDR) aircraft, and would have Blue Bear’s equipment embedded to facilitate unmanned operations.
“Blue Bear and e-Go bring together a compelling mixture of research and development, operating experience, design, manufacture and innovation.” said e-Go aeroplanes’, CEO, Adrian Hillcoat. He added; “The result will be a significantly lower cost platform than previously available for this important market.”
The companies also plan to work together to provide a suitable datalink and full motion video system to aid and enhance training for e-Go customers.
Dr Yoge Patel, CEO of Blue Bear said, “Following extensive talks with e-Go I’m delighted that we have now have established a (MOU). The e-Go is a remarkable aeroplane at the cutting edge of aircraft design, which we believe has huge potential as an OPA. We very much look forward to working with Adrian and his team and using our combined expertise to create a truly unique product.”