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Skylife will develop the software loading system for the Eurodrone avionics equipment.

13 May 2024

Airbus Spain has trusted the spanish company Skylife Engineering for the development of the software loading system for the Eurodrone program. This contract represents a new milestone in the trajectory of Skylife, which strengthens its long-term relationship with Airbus by signing the twenty-fourth contract with external suppliers of the Eurodrone project and the first under the services umbrella in Spain.

Skylife has a highly trained and qualified human team, thanks to the continued and committed collaboration with Airbus for more than twelve years, which has allowed it to develop the software loading capabilities and tools for the A400M military transport aircraft and now also for Eurodrone.

Eurodrone is an ambitious European project developed jointly by Germany, France, Italy and Spain under the direction of the international arms agency OCCAR. The objective is to provide Europe with its own unmanned aerial system (UAS) type MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) designed to fly in non-segregated airspace.

The aircraft is projected as a platform weighing 10 tons and a wingspan of 26 meters, with a length of 16 and a height of six. Dimensions that exceed the current Eurofighter or F-18 fighter jets.

Miembros de la dirección de Skylife y parte del equipo que participará en el proyecto Eurodrone.

The purpose of the Eurodrone will be to provide the armed forces of the countries involved with a strategic and operational air system equipped with a high

reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition capacity to be able to carry out ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) missions.

Within this project, Skylife's recently closed participation will be in the area of the avionics equipment software loading system. Incorrect technical configuration can cause unwanted behavior that could lead to accidents. At this point, proper management of software loading processes is key. Among its contributions is the development of portable applications that allow optimization of check times on the aircraft while maintaining traceability with Airbus documentation systems.

Skylife has worked with the software loading station (DLW) of the A400M final assembly line (FAL) in Seville since 2013 to improve process efficiency by ensuring compliance with data loading standards.

The contract with Airbus reaffirms the capacity of the Sevillian company with the rigorous requirements and specifications agreed between the end users of the Eurodrone (Germany, Spain, France and Italy), the contracting authority (OCCAR) and the participating industrial partners (Dassault Aviation, Leonardo and Airbus Spain). Participation in this project underlines Skylife's capacity for the development and production of engineering services in sectors as demanding as aerospace.

According to María Ángeles Martín Prats, CEO of Skylife, “with this new contract, Skylife strengthens its position as one of the relevant actors in strategic projects within the European aeronautical panorama.”

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Skylife Engineering S. L. is an Andalusian company that develops technological innovation with a high specialization in aerospace engineering applied to the aviation industry and other sectors, with the aim of offering solutions with a positive impact on society.

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