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Media Release | Nova Systems Supports the new Australian Space Agency

May 16, 2018

Nova Systems welcomes the announcement of an Australian Space Agency and its mandate to grow space industry in Australia.

A national effort to nurture the space industry will enable jobs in this fast-growing business sector and support development of sovereign capabilities that can benefit defence, homeland security, and other markets.

Nova acknowledges the excellent work of the Expert Review Group and their report and urges support of the recommendations of their recently delivered report. Chairman of the Nova Group, Mr. Jim Whalley, said “We congratulate Dr. Megan Clark, head of the Expert Review Group, on a very high-quality report, and on being named as the first head of the Australian Space Agency. Her leadership will be profoundly influential in getting the agency off on a good start.”

The new agency will focus on international partnerships and industry seed funding. “It will be good to see Australia take its place at the table in the global space community,” Mr. Whalley added. “This is a great day for Australia.”

Nova Systems is a Professional Service Provider, specialising in the provision of engineering and management services, providing industry and government with world class independent expertise in delivering complex projects and solving technologically challenging problems.


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Nova Systems Exhibits at APPEA 2018

May 14, 2018

Nova Systems will exhibit at the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide Australia 14-17 May 2018.

As the voice of the Australia Oil and Gas industry, APPEA’s conference theme is set as ‘Resilient Business – Success in the New Energy Market’.

Come past to view the Nova Systems innovative stand at #29, to find out how Nova Systems, and key technology partners are solving the problems that really matter, by helping clients win the digital
transformation race

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May 4, 2018

Nova Systems will be exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 from the 16th to 22nd of July 2018.

Together with our sister company GVH Aerospace, we will be exhibiting at Hall 4 and Hall 4A2. Nova Systems provides military and civil flight test services to a wide range of customers across the UK and Europe. We will also be showcasing our Trials and Development Helicopter, EC-135 G-NSYS.

If you need an airborne platform to test your system, equipment or procedures our EC135 helicopter and turn key EASA Part 21 flight test capability can fly your kit quickly and efficiently in the UK and Europe.

Contact us now to arrange a meeting at the show or for more information. Farnborough International Airshow is one of the largest international aviation trade hows in the world, with more than 1,500 exhibitors from 52 countries participating.

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May 1, 2018

Nova Systems listed in Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP’s media Release.

26 Apr 2018

Media release


Defence scientists will use a retired US Navy Seahawk helicopter to develop fatigue testing technologies, which could transform how military helicopters are managed with the potential to reduce maintenance costs and improve aircraft availability.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the new technologies could have significant benefits for both military and civilian helicopter operators.

“In a world first, Defence scientists and engineers are developing a full-scale, structural fatigue test rig that can accurately replicate the loads and forces experienced by a helicopter in flight,” Minster Pyne said.

“While full-scale fatigue tests are routinely conducted for fixed-wing aircraft, the complex, high-frequency flight loading of helicopters has been particularly challenging to replicate in the laboratory.

“Instead, helicopters are certified using conservative test methods that do not always fully predict the possibility of fleet damage.”

Minister Pyne said Defence was investing $5 million over the next five years in this project and working in collaboration with industry and the US Navy.

“This very promising technology could not have happened without close collaboration between our Defence scientists and local industry,” he said.

“I thank the Australian companies for their involvement in the project, including Nova Systems, Jack Thompson Engineering, Fortburn and Advanced VTOL.

“The trial program, including the building of the innovative test rig and test demonstration, commenced late last year and will continue until 2022.

“The program aims not only to develop the capability to fully test and validate helicopter structures, but also to deliver innovations that may be applied to other areas such as the fatigue testing of fixed-wing aircraft.

“If successful, the technology could represent a considerable commercial opportunity for defence industry in Australia.”

The US Navy has supplied one of their aircraft for the research, and has expressed an interest in implementing full-scale fatigue testing of their entire fleet of Romeo Seahawk helicopters.

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Boomerang Fly-Over for ANZAC Day

Apr 26, 2018

Nova Systems Co-Founder and Chairman, Jim Whalley recently contributed to the South Australian ANZAC Day remembrance march with a unique Fly-Over in his Boomerang Interceptor.

Footage courtesy of Channel 9 News Adelaide

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