Complex system integration

The number of people travelling internationally has seen exponential growth in the last fifty years (notwithstanding COVID-19), which has resulted in increased congestion in airports, and more importantly, airspace. With the advent of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), this is only going to increase. By 2030, it is estimated that drone ownership in the UK will exceed 100,000 systems, with a significant number operating alongside their manned equivalent (outside the visual range of their pilot), which will only exacerbate the congestion problem. Whilst some technological advances offer interim solutions, nothing currently offers a safe solution for complimentary systems delivering passenger and freight movement. Modini works with airspace regulators, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and global delivery organisations to understand, design, implement and test procedures and solutions in response to the world’s most current and complex airspace constraints.

Modini benefits from a select team of qualified engineers, aircrew, test pilots and operational analysts which form the basis of our core aviation delivery team. Regularly working with aircraft and OEMs, Modini deliver robust solutions designed by our own team, to meet the specific requirement without compromising on safety.


Modini’s operations team has experience in crewed and uncrewed operations, across the military and civil sectors, encompassing a wide scope of aviation activities.

Our core competencies include:

  • Development and design of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems.
  • Conducting safety and risk analysis with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
  • Developing Part 145, Part 66, Part 21J and G support for a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) for the UAS sector
  • Training (HRM, CRM, Engineering, UAS Ops, Payload Management and Infrastructure)
  • Digital infrastructure for both military and civilian airports to set the conditions for autonomous integration 
  • Support existing aviation service providers in integrating new systems to existing fleets
  • Design and deliver operational aviation programmes
  • Designing and writing the Operational Safety Case (OSC) for large drone systems
  • Conducting stakeholder engagement for novel and new airspace applications
  • Defining capability requirements for existing and prototype RPAS platforms, offering novel integration solutions as well as embodying pioneering electronic solutions on the ground

With higher production requirements for both commercial aircraft and defence equipment, it is important for A&D companies to adopt new and advanced manufacturing technologies. As A&D customers become more demanding in terms of delivery schedules and customisation, industry players are expected to increasingly need highly agile production and predictive quality controls. By investing in digital technologies, the industry could be at the forefront of manufacturing, enhancing productivity and efficiency


Deloitte’s ‘2020 global aerospace and defence industry outlook’ report

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