Nova Systems Manage Airspace Integration Trials
Mar 19, 2020
Nova Systems have recently partnered with New Zealand’s Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment to manage a programme of Airspace Integration Trials to enable the safe development, testing and market validation of advanced Unmanned Aircraft (UA) within New Zealand.
The programme builds on the potential for innovation under New Zealand’s current Civil Aviation Rules. It will provide the mechanism for Government to work with leading, innovative domestic and international industry partners to test and demonstrate UA for a range of purposes including passenger transport, cargo delivery, agricultural services, and hazard management and monitoring services.
Further information can on the Airspace Integration Trials can be found here.
Nova Systems supporting the School To Seas Program
Mar 11, 2020
Nova Systems are proud to work with the New Zealand Navy to help young women get hands-on experience with robotics during the ‘School To Seas’ Programme.
This exciting initiative gives 32 students from around New Zealand the opportunity spend a week aboard a Royal New Zealand Navy ship exploring careers in STEM and the marine industry.
As part of our commitment to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and equality Nova Systems are delighted to sponsor this excellent tech and operations camp. “School to Seas” will give 32 young women the chance to see the many pathways available to them in STEM and the marine industry.
Students in Year 13, with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics applied to join the camp. The participants will:
- Learn the basics of work and life onboard a ship
- Get hands-on experience with machinery, robotics and electronics
- Grow confidence in maths and science subjects at school and learn how to apply this knowledge in a real career
- Plan and execute a real navigation exercise
- Develop leadership and resilience skills during specialist workshops
- Mix and mingle with fantastic servicewomen and men
- Ask questions, hear stories, make like-minded friends!
To find out more visit www.schooltoseas.co.nz or follow #NZNavy – See where a future in STEM could take you!
International Women's Day 2020 #EachforEqual
Mar 6, 2020
An equal world is an enabled world. This year for International Women’s Day Nova renewed its commitment to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and equality, and in so doing, deliver on its promise of being a people-focused employer and a great place to work.
Nova believes in empowering our people to succeed and our team are actively encouraged and supported to develop to their full potential. Across the country today we celebrated #IWD2020 by attending a number of dedicated events and celebrations. Fantastic to see such diverse representation across the Business community across all the events.
As a people-focused employer – Nova Group is dedicated to creating a culture of diversity, inclusion and equality. We believe that diversity and inclusion is a fundamental part of providing a great place to work and are committed to the belief that an equal world is an enabled world!
Nova Systems Norway - Supporting NH-90
Feb 27, 2020
€15M Norwegian Defence Contract awarded to Nova Systems in support of the NH90 maritime helicopter programme
Nova Systems Norway, a subsidiary of Nova Systems UK has been awarded a 2-year framework contract worth €15m by the Norwegian Armed Forces to support the NH90 maritime helicopter programme. The contract award, won through an open and competitive tender, signifies a significant expansion for Nova Norway, doubling the size of its Norwegian operations. Work will start in January 2020.
The NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter, developed in response to NATO requirements for a multiple capability helicopter. Although Norway has operated the NH90 from Coastguard ships in a SAR & surveillance role for a number of years, the Norwegian Naval Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant of the NH90 is being introduced to further support the strategic requirement to patrol and protect Norwegian territorial waters from current and future threats, as well as contributing increased Anti- Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability to NATO forces and operations.
Although rotary wing ASW represents a new capability for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), it is a warfare domain that Nova possesses extensive experience drawing upon staff from Norway, the UK and Australia. Nova will initially provide an expert team of 10-12 operators, engineers and software specialists that will be fully embedded with RNoAF and Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) personnel at the new squadron building based at Haakonsvern Naval Base near Bergen (which accommodates both 334 Squadron and the NH90 OT & E Squadron). The Nova team has a wealth of operational ASW experience on maritime helicopters operating from ships and will be able to greatly assist in the accelerated delivery of an operational ASW capability.