Airborne Utility Systems



We apply modern technologies to equip aircraft with flight guidance and control systems for unmanned operation. These so-called Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are then operated over long time or great distances and function as communication or earth observation platforms. Throughout the whole operational time, a pilot monitors the flight from a ground station and can remotely take over control if necessary.​


Together with research partners and further partners, the BMWi sponsored projects LAPAZ demonstrated the successfull development of such an RPAS based on a S15 Stemme utilty aircraft. Starting in 2007, LAPAZ was one of the first efforts worldwide demonstrating the potential of unmanned aircraft at scale, back then already pointing towards the commercial potential of such systems we now observe across the world.