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China’s DEA General Aviation debuts at LIMA ’17

Posted 21/3/2017

DEA General Aviation China makes its debut in Asia Pacific at LIMA’17 (Langkawi International Marine and Aerospace Expo) this week with a newly ratified collaborative agreement with Malaysia’s Alaf Strategi to develop Unmanned Air Vehicles for the commercial market.

DEA General Aviation's RU300 coaxial UAV will be at LIMA '17.DEA General Aviation's RU300 coaxial UAV will be at LIMA '17.


The two companies will be sharing a booth at the show from 21 to 25 March.

DEA's UAV Agricultural division is now poised to draw from Alaf Strategi's 30 years’ experience in defence technology and its UAV expertise.  Recognising the rapidly expanding agricultural application of UAVs, the two companies intend to pursue opportunities in southeast Asia, benefitting from Alaf's wide network in the region, which includes the Malaysian Government and several blue chips.

“We are delighted to participate in LIMA ’17 to announce our alliance with Alaf Strategi and are looking forward to a mutually beneficial business relationship," said DEA Chief Executive Mike Creed.

Alaf Strategi is the distributor for Schiebel in Malaysia and recently dispatched a team of their UAV experts to DEA's Assembly, Production and UAV base in Nantong China to exchange training procedures. DEA is the sales representative for Schiebel products in China and is now developing its own UAVs specifically for agricultural spraying purposes.  

At the Langkawi Show DEA is showcasing a prototype of its RU300 coaxial UAV and the smaller Hanhe electric and piston engine UAVs.

Also on the stand will be the revolutionary Cicaré Argentinian SVH4 helicopter trainer, fresh from its display at the recent HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas.  DEA General Aviation is the exclusive distributor for the Cicaré ultra-light helicopter range in Malaysia, China and Southeast Asia, and its subsidiary, DEAGA USA, is Cicaré's exclusive distributor in North America.

The company also has plans to build a new Co-Axial UAV, currently under development as a single seat ultra-light helicopter in Germany, through DEA General Aviation company RotorSchmiede.

RotorSchmiede currently has four prototypes in early development and proof of concept stages. The first have been used for extensive trials with Component / Subsystem and Ground Testing, which has led to the issue of a “Permit to Fly” by the German DULV authority.  Prototype PT002 (German Registration D-MPVA) is poised to enter flight testing imminently.

DEA General Aviation is a public listed company on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in China. Having moved into general aviation in 2013, the company designs, develops, produces and sells helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, engines, composites and UAVs for surveillance, agricultural and utility missions for the civil market.


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