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RECENT NEWS: Aurora Passenger Air Vehicle achieves first flight!
On January 22, 2019, Aurora Flight Science's Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) made its first flight at Aurora's main site in Manassas, Virginia, USA. The majority of the PAV airframe was designed by the Structures Engineering team at Aurora Swiss Aerospace in Luzern!
PAV is an eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft or air taxi. The PAV prototype provides a solution to the transportation challenges of the future while integrating into today’s current transportation systems. PAV is able to autonomously transport passengers, plan routes, respond to contingencies, and detect and avoid unexpected obstacles. To navigate complex and busy urban environments, the aircraft is designed to operate with a vertiport system which will safely and quickly board and exit passengers.
For more information on the Aurora PAV, please see: PAV
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Aurora Swiss Aerospace GmbH is a Luzern-based research and prototype engineering company, specializing in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Over 60 employees work in the areas of lightweight structures and autonomous systems. The company also provides local support to the Swiss military procurement agency (armasuisse) for the Aurora Centaur Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA) “R-711”, operated by armasuisse as an UAS technology testbed.
Aurora Swiss Aerospace (ASA) started in Luzern in 2013; since 2017 Aurora Swiss Aerospace (along with parent company Aurora Flight Sciences), is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company.
Aurora Swiss Aerospace can draw on the nearly 30 years of experience that Aurora has in the development, design, manufacturing, operations, and support of advanced UAS systems.
From our base in central Switzerland, Aurora Swiss Aerospace is well-positioned to meet the needs of government, military, police, and commercial users of UAS across all of Europe and surrounding areas.