Innovative drone company chooses Shannon

Photo: (l-r) Adnan Cetinkaya, Head of Sales and Operations of A-techSYN; John Drysdale, Business Development Manager of IASC and Gokhan Celik, CEO and founder of A-techSYN.



SHANNON, IRELAND, Thursday, June 29, 2017:  A-techSYN Ltd, an innovative R&D company with over four years of experience in fixed-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) development, has today announced that it has signed Heads of Terms with Shannon Group plcs International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) for a premises in the Shannon Free Zone business park in County Clare.

The company will not only transfer the development and production of its leading-edge ‘PilotUS’ autopilot hardware and software to the Shannon facility, but also plans to start providing drone flight services.

Welcoming A-techSYN to the Shannon Aviation Cluster, Patrick Edmond, IASCs Managing Director, said that UAV technology was a very significant growth area in the aviation Industry.

UAVs are a real growth area and the technology is evolving rapidly. Were delighted to welcome an innovative company such as A-techSYN as part of our aviation cluster, and this further confirms Shannon as a leader in this industry sector. Our flexibility is a big part of our success: in this case, Shannon Groups property arm Shannon Commercial Properties was able to offer A-techSYN a flexible property solution that matches their future growth strategy.

Adnan Cetinkaya, Head of Sales and Operations of A-techSYN commented: We are very pleased to join Shannons Aviation Cluster.  It is part of the A-techSYN strategy to position our business operations at a location that welcomes innovation and growth. Our core products are the PilotUS Autopilot Hardware and Software and the Ground Control Software.  We own the IP of several critical software and hardware systems. The same PilotUS autopilot can control any drone, be it a fixed wing, multi-copter or even helicopter. This gives end-users the ability to invest only once and use a family of several UAVs designed for different purposes. This makes A-techSYN a very competitive player.”

Gokhan Celik, the CEO and founder of the company commented: “It is a pleasure for us to be part of a cluster that we believe will contribute greatly to UAV development.  This is a highly specialised industry sector and we are starting with five employees this year and plan to build this to 25 employees by the end of 2019.”

He continued, “A-techSYN will support the cluster by transferring all technology developed in recent years to Ireland. We hope to live up to our name and produce SYNERGY together with all the cluster stakeholders. We believe that our experience in control and flight services will be a great contribution. “

Highlighting the significance of the announcement, John Drysdale, IASCs Business Development Manager, said: Technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced communications and telemetry mean that advanced UAV operations will increasingly be part of day-to-day life in the very near future. A-techSYN will be a very welcome addition to Shannons existing cluster of over 50 aviation companies which between them employ over 2,400 people.


About IASC

Shannon is home to the largest aerospace and aviation cluster in Ireland, with over 60 firms and growing steadily. The Shannon aviation cluster spans the industry value chain, encompassing everything from aircraft leasing, maintenance and recycling to component manufacture, parts repair and business aviation. Shannon Groups International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) helps these companies to develop their businesses. It also supports new entrants keen to join this growing nucleus of aerospace excellence, ensuring that Shannon remains a global centre for the aviation industry.

About Shannon Commercial Properties

Shannon Commercial Properties provide property solutions for customers who range from start-ups to multinationals from their base in Shannon Airport. In addition they assist with the development of suitable greenfield and industrial sites and deliver property management and consulting services.

About A-techSYN

A-techSYN has developed innovative and sustainable ways to transfer high-value sets of IP and field experience to UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) applications and to expand to international markets from Ireland and become one of the main actors.

The business idea is built on the IP of Autopilot Hardware and Software, the IP of Ground Control Station Software and several smaller IP modules (Tracking Antenna, Pitot Tubes, Landing Gears, Retraction Mechanisms etc.), which belong to the Company. This IP suite is a product of very intensive R&D during the last four years and is a unique feature of A-techSYN.  A-techSYNs mission is to become a one-stop partner for all UAS projects, R&D, applications and development.