Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Robert Goodwill MP Visits Local Technology Firm that’s Flying High!

SyntheSys Systems Engineers Ltd recently hosted Robert Goodwill, Conservative MP for Scarborough and Whitby and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Transport. 

From left to right: Daniel Spilman, MP Robert Goodwill and Dr John S Hartas. 

SyntheSys’ main business is ICT consultancy providing innovative systems and training solutions, although this is not all that the Company does.  During a tour of the Company’s head office at St Hilda’s Business Centre, Mr Goodwill was able to meet SyntheSys’ latest recruit, Daniel Spilman, who is already taking the Company to new heights.

Dan graduated from Leeds University with a Masters in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering and was awarded the IMechE best project certificate for 4th year Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering.  Since joining the company in October 2013 Dan has been working closely with the Managing Director, Dr John Hartas, in the Company’s work in the unmanned vehicles market.  Dan has a keen interest in this field and has subsequently designed and manufactured a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is capable of providing a wide range of applications in aerial work.  He has also qualified as a Civil Aviation Authority approved UAV pilot to enable him to operate the UAV commercially.

The solutions that Dan has brought to the company were of particular interest to Mr Goodwill, since his role at the Department of Transports relates specifically to aviation and the introduction of new legislation governing the operation of UAVs.

SyntheSys’ Managing Director, John Hartas commented.  “Dan’s contribution has helped us to diversify into the civilian UAV market, which holds a lot of new potential for us.  It was great for us to discuss this initiative with our local MP who was able to bring fresh insights into how this market is developing.”

SyntheSys’ Resolution UAV services are currently being used locally in a range of different projects including aerial photography, surveying, mapping and advertising schemes.

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