3D-scanning the Initial ‘uTe’ Plug
Introducing the 'uTe'
The company’s founding management-team spent considerable time undertaking a major, analytical review of the currently-available gyroplane marques, with the purpose of identifying conceptual deficiencies and inherent safety hazards in extant gyroplane design and construction.
The result is the introduction of an all-new, South African born-and-bred AUV (Aerial Utility Vehicle) which has been dubbed the ‘uTe.’ This gyroplane incorporates a whole host of engineering solutions (. . . ‘n boer maak ‘n plan!) intended to mitigate these specifically-identified limitations and flaws.
Rivaero will expand the services offered to include all the mandatory gyroplane maintenance activities as well as servicing and maintenance training for owners, ‘authorised persons’ (AP’s) as well as maintenance-organisation servicing personnel.
Our intention is to make a number of the innovative engineering solutions alluded to available as after-market conversion or retro-fit items, on as many of the existing gyroplane marques as the OEM will allow – according to demand and where this is sensible and feasible.
Apart from ‘owner-training’ introduction and conversion training. Rivaero will expand services offered to include ground and flying training in all aspects of gyroplane operations.
As the business grows and capacity is increased, various aspects of currently sub-contracted work will be brought in-house. This will lead to expansion of the Rivaero skilled work-force and better control of manufacturing schedules and targets.