In March 2017, Aero Enterprise participates as an exhibitor at the CeBIT Hannover for the special topic “Unmanned Systems & Solutions”. In September 2017, the Aero Enterprise team completed the first offshore solution mobile ground station and the first offshore SensorCopter prototype. These new developments are exhibited at the HUSUM Wind in the same month.
Aero Enterprise starts the commercial use of the SensorCopter and operates the flight robot on wind turbines (both domestic and overseas), dams and bridges as part of their inspection performance. The AERO-Software Package will be completed in September 2016. At the same time, the Aero Enterprise exhibits at WindEnergy Hamburg, the second largest European wind energy trade fair.
Aero Enterprise receives a FFG basic funding, a national funding for business-related research. The company name is changed to Aero Enterprise GmbH. In September Aero Enterprise exhibits the flight robot prototype for the first time at an international wind energy trade fair, HUSUM Wind. In the same year, the prototype of the advanced flying robot SensorCopter Mod. II is completed.
In the course of his work as a helicopter pilot of the German Air Force and aircraft mechanic, the later founder Robert Hörmann first introduced the idea in 2010 to use flying robots for the use of inspection work on wind turbines. In 2013, he founded the sole proprietorship, then named Aerodyne Systems GmbH, based in Lower Austria, and received an innovation prize (Two Country Prize, Special Innovation Award 2013) with his idea. In 2014, the first negotiations with investors starts. In January 2015 the ‘CARPE Beratungs & Beteiligungs GmbH’ joins, and with it the financial and management partner Peter Kurt Fromme-Knoch.