TEAM TRACKWAY RETURN FROM SUCCESSFUL PARIS AIR SHOW
The FAUN Trackway team continues to travel far and wide to visit defence shows across the world and this month headed to the continent for the Paris Air Show.
From 15-21 June, FAUN Trackway’s suite of aviation solutions were showcased to thousands of attendees, focusing in particular on the dual use of its systems.
These included the Aircraft Landing Mat (ALM), Helicopter Landing Mat (HLM) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Landing Mat (UAVLM) which can all be used for both civilian and military purpose, and proved particularly popular with several delegations.
Most notably, the team was visited by officials from Peru and Chile, as well as by the Austrian Air Force. The Botswana delegation that stopped by was especially interested in the equipment’s versatility from a humanitarian perspective.
Edwina Hart, the Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science for the Welsh Government paid the team a special visit to show her support for FAUN Trackway, as did Ludlow MP Philip Dunne.
Launched in 2011, the UAVLM was the first product of its kind to be developed specifically for use with unmanned systems. It allows users to construct temporary airfields that can support UAV operations where established infrastructure does not exist.
Both the HLM and ALM are expedient runways in kit form that create temporary landing areas.
The systems were developed for the UK Royal Engineers and can be used as temporarily as required – a complete contingency airstrip that can be laid by an experienced team in less than 24 hours – and can be a used with a variety of FAUN’s aluminium Trackway panels. These include MLC 70 panels, that prevent brownout, to PSA for heavy aircraft and PSA Flat Top for light carriers and UAVs.