First Precision Test

Yesterday, Tuesday 21 March, ANGELS System has undergone the first qualitative precision test, in order to track and evaluate the eventual deviation bands around helicopters moves.

In the park nearby ComoNExt (the technological hub in which PALU is incubated), we placed six bricks to mark the spots of the trajectory and glide path of our hypothetical helicopter; with the support of Blu Electronic, Ennova Research and GRed,we set up the ground station and the receiver, and then we started testing the matching between data represented on ANGELS app and those intercepted by the receiver, making movements and gaps in order to get precise measures of our distance assessment system. 

First results were encouraging, but systematic analysis still have to get done. In the meantime, we put to good use the experiences and the suggestions gained in HAI HELI Expo. 

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PALU on the front page

On thursday March 9, ANGELS System was on the front page of HAI Convention News, the industry’s best read and most authoritative news publication: analyst Mark Huber dedicated a large, glowing article to PALU, disclosing our partnership with Freeflight Systems  and highlighting the characteristics and the innovation of ANGELS System.

“ANGELS is a ground-based approach system that uses ADS-B technology to provide precision reduced-visibility VFR approaches tailored to helicopter operations in critical situations, when weather conditions cause visibility to be compromised”, Huber writes.

The day before, PALU held a news conference to present ANGELS System (you can find the stream video of the intervention here); many media representatives attended, asking questions and explanations and showing interest in the theme.

We are proud to confirm our cooperation with Freeflight Systems (Irving) in importing ANGELS technology in the US.

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HELI Expo is over: initial thoughts

HAI HELI Expo is over, and PALU can be satisfied with its efforts to disseminate the safety culture promoted by ANGELS System.

PALU booth was located in the First Time Exhibitor Pavilion area, and this increased the flow of people around, encouraging curiosity about our innovative product.

Many expressions of interest came from the insiders; in particular, ANGELS use of ADS-B technology gave rise to worthwhile comments and proposals about the system, encouraging the debate upon the future of this asset.

The press conference we held about ANGELS also raised the interest of the media: an article explaining PALU history and ANGELS main characteristics was published on the front page of HAI Convention News Magazine on thursday 09 March morning.

The hope is that the useful contacts, suggestions and discussions we collected at the expo will bear fruit in the next months, for which PALU is going to plan some meetings and events in order to spread ANGELS knowledge among the authorities and institutions of the rotorcraft sector.

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Emergency Landing in Bangladesh

Yesterday afternoon, a private helicopter which was carrying six passengers made an emergency landing in Goyeshpur Boardbazar area under Pirijpur union.

The cockpit windshield broke after being hit by a local common bird, called ‘shalik’.

The pilot was Captain Rashed, and was carrying the passengers (including two nationals from Denmark, two from Korea and one from Italy, police said) to Sylhet, in order to attend a programme of Bengal Foundation in Sylhet, said Baskar Debnath Bappy, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of Bajitpur

Soon after the incident, the upazila administration and police first informed local security guards (chowkidars) to rush to the spot.

A police team also went to the spot immediately and secured the passengers and the helicopter, the UNO said, who had also been to the spot.

Later, two four-seat helicopters of the Meghna Group from Dhaka flew in and carried the passengers to , said the UNO.


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ANGELS System First Official Flight

On Tuesday February 21, PALU organized the first official helicopter flight with ANGELS System.

Captain Paolo Serini (Air Corporate Srl) made a flight on a wonderful Airbus 145 over the heliport of Bresso (Milan), in order to test ANGELS System App and Ground Station. The visibility conditions were quite good and the flight was great; we set up some cameras to film pilot’s operations and the functioning of the App. The video will be soon available online, and it has been shown during our first HAI HELI Expo in Dallas.

We are proud to confirm that ANGELS worked just fine, and Mr Serini gave us some useful suggestions about App information and display.

We’d like to thank Mr Serini for his kindness and availability.

Get ready, ANGELS will soon arrive on the market.

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On wednesday February 1, over 90 helicopter professionals met together to the annual Helicopter Safety Seminar at the Flight Standards District Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sharing demonstrations, ideas and perspectives upon safety requirements and regulations in helicopter missions.

The Federal Aviation Administration provided several depositions for the group.

HAI showcased presentations from Director of Safety Outreach Stan Rose and Dr. Steven Sparks, HAI’s new director of safety. Interesting presentations came also from Bruce Webb, Airbus Helicopters; Mike Hartell, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Eric Monson and Eric Nilson, Lake Superior Helicopters; and Lt. Craig Benz, Minnesota State Patrol.

The Helcopter Safety Seminar is always an important opportunity to monitor and develop the debate on the future of helicopter safe missions.





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The United States Helicopter Safety Team will host the 2017 Infrastructure Summit at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Washington DC, on February 16-17.

The meeting was launched last year for the first time, and is now expected to foster discussions about the future of helicopter infrastructure within the realm of the low altitude environment of the National Airspace System.

Key topics will be: database integrity standards, accident investigation check list for infrastructure, infrared lighting standards for NVG and NVIS operations, single engine IFR aircraft certification, low level IFR routing criteria and implementation, HEMS weather tools, real time mesoscale analysis and in-cockpit weather improvements.

“The top three fatal accident categories – Loss of Control, Unintended IMC and Low-Altitude Flight – are all elements that can be majorly impacted by a well-designed infrastructure. A robust and well thought out infrastructure can be depended upon when pilots experience UIMC and are key pieces to preventing loss of control and CFIT accidents”, notes Rex Alexander, Co-Founder of HeliExperts Intl LLC and coordinator for the Summit.

Partecipants will be groups and companies that are some way involved with the following issues:

  • Heliport Safety, Standardization, Education and Oversight
  • Low Altitude IFR Infrastructure Design and Integration
  • Aviation Weather Gathering, Dissemination & Reporting



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