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Aerovision and UniAir present the 1st Falcon 50 Flying Camera
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Issue Net Edition | Date : 17 Jun , 2011

The business aviation company AEROVISION and sister company UNIAIR, a maintenance workshop, are proud to present an exclusive aircraft specifically modified for aerial pictures. The pod camera consists of a gyro-stabilised pod placed underneath the aircraft and a work station in the cabin linked to the system. This Dassault Falcon 50 is presented at the International Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, from 20 to 26 June 2011.

A dedicated tool for cinema production companies and aircraft manufacturers

Aerovision has put sister company UniAir, a Part 145 approved maintenance centre, in charge of all the modifications required for the aircraft. The system comprises a pod fairing, a gyro-stabilised pod that can be angled and retracted containing a digital video camera and digital frame camera, and connectors link this equipment to the control, recording and broadcast system in the cabin.

Aerovision is the only European operator of this type of aircraft and can now enable air-to-air or air-to-ground pictures to be carried out at high altitude and high speed. The images can be broadcast live or retransmitted. A rotation of 350° in all directions can be combined with a rotation of 20° up or 120° down for aerial pictures.

Very soon Aerovision‟s Falcon 50 Flying Camera will be certified EASA and operational, ready to meet the needs of TV and movie producers, photographers etc. Aerovision‟s many references include flights for Airbus (photos of the A380 and A400M in particular), feature films (“Tomorrow Never Dies”, etc) and special operations (TGV speed record) carried out with Corvette jets. The Falcon 50„s performance will allow the company to broaden its market appeal.

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