Hamburg, 23 July 2020 – The company Airial Robotics, head-quartered in Hamburg and with branches in Hungary and the United Kingdom, has unveiled an innovative UAV carrier system that redefines the possibilities of commercial drone applications due to a completely newly developed and patented technology platform, Gyrotrak.
Thanks to the hybrid concept that combines tried-and-tested aerodynamic principles with the latest technologies, Airial Robotics has
created a new class of drone that clearly exceeds current industry standards in terms of flight
time, payload, range and efficiency whilst at the same time possessing a highly modular system
architecture that can be adapted to all kinds of missions.
The company has devoted itself to
rethinking every aspect of today’s UAV products to come up with better solutions using state of the art methods and technologies. UAV systems are regarded as the biggest growth market in the aviation industry and one of the fastest growing billion-dollar markets around. Analysts expect an
increase in turnover from 22.5 billion USD (2020) to 42.8 billion USD by 20251 .
“In design terms, Airial Robotics has struck out on a new path with Gyrotrak, one that differs
markedly from the traditional multicopter and VTOL fixed-wing solutions: Our technology is a disruptive hybrid UAV solution, somewhere between helicopter and autogyro. The innovative
combination of the advantages of both systems creates such a unique and special technical
platform, that it leaves the current industry standards behind it, and makes Gyrotrak a real game changer. Gyrotrak gives us the ability to at least double important factors like flight time, range, and payload, when compared to traditional multicopter systems. Furthermore, long hovering
flights and multiple take-offs and landings are not a problem, which isn’t the case or possible with a lot of VTOL fixed-wing solutions,” explained Jörg Schamuhn, co-founder and CEO of Airial Robotics.
Gyrotrak boasts a versatile, modular and individually adjustable structure, ideally suited to the commercial market where the various application fields, ranging from agriculture, cargo and inspection or security service missions, require effective new solutions tailored precisely to their specific needs. In addition, its scalable design permits development of different size and weight class models, ranging between 4kg and 300 kg take-off weight. Missions to offshore installations
to supply critical spare parts are just as possible with the Gyrotrak platform as are inspections, accurate to a centimetre, or high precision manoeuvring by drone in extensive Agriculture 4.0
Gyrotrak combines the best of two worlds
The main rotor autorotation principle, familiar from autogyros, not only ensures the new Gyrotrak platform requires very little energy in forward flight and possesses great flight stability, but also that the UAV itself can still land safely even if the motor fails. At the same time, the new hybrid
solution has the positive features of a helicopter, which can hover precisely on the spot, fly
backwards if necessary, or also perform multiple vertical take-offs and landings during a mission.
“The key to success in Gyrotrak is also to be found in the perfectly seamless transitions between the helicopter and autogyro flight modes, which are automated by sophisticated software. Here, we rely on aviation standards not just in the software, but also in the hardware. The UAV was
developed completely in Europe and is produced here too. Among other things, the autopilot we
use is DO-178/ED-12 or DO-254 aviation certified,” added Jörg Schamuhn.
GT20: First Gyrotrak product for surveillance and cargo deployments
The first product based on the new concept is the new, fully electric GT20 Gyrotrak. It has a
maximum take-off weight of 20 kg and is capable of performing LOS and BVLOS flights. The
payload of 12.5 kg can be distributed between the battery and additional load, depending on the
“For example, if the GT20 Gyrotrak is fitted with a professional camera weighing about 500 g, it can stay in the air for about 2.5 hours and cover up to 150 km at cruise speeds of 90 kph. As a
result, it is a perfect tool for police and security service deployments as well as search and rescue, whilst at the same time being ideal for pipeline inspections or securing perimeters. Also, as the payload distribution can be adjusted to suit each individual logistics application, Gyrotrak GT20 can be configured to deliver heavier, time-critical shipments fast and safely to their
destination,” explained Jörg Schamuhn.
As inventor, head developer and pioneer of the technical innovations, András Voloscsuk, co- founder and CTO of Airial Robotics added, “Our Gyrotrak platform is based on systematic
intensive research and test work. We are pleased to be able to announce the first product today based on the new technology, which has the potential to change the life and work of many people
Airial Robotics founded by aviation experts
The founders behind Airial Robotics GmbH all combine many years of professional and
international aviation expertise as well as a deep bond with aviation technology and the UAV
market. CEO Jörg Schamuhn, former jet pilot and aerospace engineer, has now been actively
helping to shape the drone market for more than eight years in all kinds of positions, from head of product development, marketing, sales to CEO. András Voloscsuk, CTO of Airial Robotics,
among other things developed the Corvus Racer 540, a single-seater aerobatics aircraft, which has taken part successfully in numerous international air races. To date, the Hungarian has designed a total of five aircraft models with licences in more than 15 countries. He has received
several aviation design prizes for his work and also holds numerous comprehensive patents.
Clive Coote, Global Business Developer at Airial Robotics, has also helped to shape the aviation
market in the last 40 years, among other things, as managing director of Ripmax Plc.
You can find more information about the Gyrotrak platform, the first GT20 product and the Airial
Robotics company at http://www.airialrobotics.com.
About Airial Robotics
Airial Robotics is a technology company geared towards the global UAV market, which, through the use of
disruptive technologies, is developing new UAV generations in order to lift the possibilities of commercial drone
missions to the next level. Airial Robotics has devoted itself to rethinking every aspect of today’s UAV products to
come up with better solutions with progressive methods and technologies. The goal is to develop new kinds of
UAVs with genuine added value that have been developed according to the quality standards of the aviation
industry. The Gyrotrak platform has been designed to clearly exceed current industry standards in terms of flight
time, payload, range and efficiency and, at the same time, possesses a highly modular system architecture that
can be adapted to all kinds of missions.
All of Airial Robotics products are produced and developed in Europe. The company’s headquarters are in
Hamburg. R&D as well as production are near to Budapest and the testing and training are located in outer
You can find more information about Airial Robotics at http://www.airialrobotics.com.
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