Published 21 Dec 2016 

USN COMFRC Rear Adm Mike ZarkowskiIn his 2016 Christmas message the Commander of the US Navy's Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC), Rear Admiral Mike Zarkowski (pictured), thanks his team for their hard work and ingenuity and highlights several innovations that have directly benefited the Front Line.  The very first example he mentions in the video message is the use of the Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS) on maintenance of F-18 avionics boxes - namely the Generator Control Unit:

"At FRC West, Sailors teamed with artisans to interdict repairs for Generator Control Units using the Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System. This resulted in the GCU Time On Wing to more than double, providing what was a top ten degrader asset, to be readily available for longer periods of time in support of flight operations".   Rear Adml Mike Zarkowski USN, COMFRC

IFDIS testing of F-18 GCUs has been finding faults that are missed by conventional Automatic Test Equipment, and once detected the faults are repaired by FRC technicians.  GCUs that have been through this process have remained fitted on aircraft for over double the previous Mean Time Between Unscheduled Removal.  As this testing continues, the increased Time On Wing for GCUs is set to increase even more in the same way that it has continued to increase in the equally successful IFDIS testing of F-16 avionics.


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To find out how the proven IFDIS range of test equipment can significantly increase your fleet uptime and readiness and reduce maintenance hours and logistics costs contact us now.


 Published 24 Oct 2016

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Copernicus Technology will be exhibiting and presenting at this year's Advanced Engineering show at the NEC in Birmingham on Weds 2nd and Thurs 3rd Novermber.  The show is aimed at all advanced engineering professionals in the UK looking for the latest technology and innovative case studies, and supply chain opportunities from industries including aerospace, automotive, motorsport, transport, civil engineering - and more.

The show floor will contain over 700 exhibiting suppliers, partners and industry bodies, so make sure you come and find us on Stand L10.  Advanced Engineering also hosts the largest Open Conference of its kind, providing expert industry intel, latest technology and innovations case studies, and supply chain opportunities delivered by OEM programme managers, and industry experts.  You can see our presentation at 1500 on 2nd Nov in the Aerospace Engineering session of the Open Conference.

Book a meeting with us by going to Copernicus Technology's AE2016 homepage and following the link on that page (labelled 'Book a meeting on this stand').  We look forward to seeing you at this enormous event!



Copernicus Technology presented with SCDI Research and Innovation awardCopernicus Technology Ltd, an aerospace & defence technology company based in the Moray region of Scotland has won the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) award for Excellence in Research and Innovation in this year’s SCDI Business Excellence Awards.

Copernicus Technology has built up a wealth of expertise providing ingenious products and services that successfully reduce equipment downtime for aerospace, defence, and transport customers.  Their data analysis tools paved the way to apply their intermittent fault detection tester – the Ncompass-Voyager - to reduce the time taken for avionics repairs and their data analysis identifies problems early which improves the prioritisation of solutions. The tester has been successfully used on fleets ranging from the Spanish Eurofighter to the RAF’s Chinook and Hercules aircraft.

The SCDI trophy was collected by Copernicus Technology’s Managing Director, Giles Huby.  Giles is pictured above, flanked by comedian and host Tim Vine on the left, and the Rt Hon David Mundell MP, the UK Government Scottish Secretary.  Pictured below with the trophy are Giles and Jim Cockram,  Copernicus Technology's Chairman & Technical Director.  Commenting on the Company's success, Huby said:

“As a small company we’ve worked hard to develop better analytics of maintenance data and develop the Ncompass-Voyager testing products and services so that together these technologies reduce our client’s costs and equipment downtime enormously.

SCDI awards Copernicus Technology trophySCDI awards Giles and Jim“Our expertise across a range of sectors has allowed us to create solutions that are innovative, cost effective and trusted by the growing list of applications that now benefit from it.

“I’m delighted that our work is receiving this recognition and I’m grateful for the hard work and energy that all of our team - most of whom are ex-RAF engineers and aircrew - have put in to achieving our current success and positioning us for further growth.”

Karen Peasnall, of HIE’s business growth team in Moray, added: “The Highlands and Islands region is home to some outstanding businesses that are leaders in their fields. Copernicus Technology is showing what can be done through the development of solutions that are not only helping them grow but improving the competitiveness and reducing costs for their clients.  It’s great to see a relatively new company applying innovation in this way and I am delighted at their success in the awards.”




AJAX combat vehicle - crown copyright[Published 02 Sep 2016]  Copernicus Technology will be attending DVD2016 at the Millbrook Proving Ground on 7th and 8th September and we are keen to meet with visitors and exhibitors who want to benefit from our technology solutions to reduce downtime and logistics costs.  DVD2016 showcases the equipment and technology to enable the British Army to meet future challenges and embrace the need for continuous adaptation - with the background context being the Army 2020 vision for Divisional Warfare and how that is enabled by the development, modernisation and sustainment of Army capability.  

One of the 3 event themes is Reducing Logistics Need:

The technologies and innovations required to minimise the Army’s logistic need within the contemporary strategic environment.

This is exactly the kind of ingenuity and expertise that Copernicus Technology provide to Aerospace & Defence clients, like our Ncompass-Voyager test equipment which is being used on a major production contract for a UK combat vehicle.  Arrange a meeting with us at DVD2016 to find out how our maintenance data, technology and training solutions successfully Reduce Logistics Need by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phoning him on +44(0)7803 181426.

 Published 08 Jul 2016

Visit Copernicus technology at FIA2016

Copernicus Technology Ltd, leading innovators of products, services & training to increase operational reliability and decrease life-cycle costs, will be joining the global aerospace & aviation community at next week's Farnborough International Airshow over the period Tues 12th - Weds 13th July.

On Tuesday we'll be supporting Inverness Airport Business Park promote business with the Highlands & Islands so come and see us on Stand FT4 in Hall 4.


You can meet with us on either day to discover how our Test Equipment, R&M analysis & investigations or Maritime Patrol Aircraft consultancy services can benefit your business.  To arrange this get in touch straight away:

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Published: 25 Jan 2016 

Copernicus Technology is pleased to announce the launch of SMART™ - the resource management database tool designed especially for SME businesses to use for managing assets and workflow.  

Published: 21 Jan 2016 

Copernicus Technology Ltd will present the February lecture for the Royal Aeronautical Society Highland Branch on the 10th of February at Elgin Library.  The talk will be given by Managing Director Giles Huby and will cover the Moray-based Aerospace & Defence company's activities and achievements in the UK and overseas. 

Published: 18 Jan 2016 

The Knock News is published widely in the North of Scotland and covers a huge variety of topics from local businesses to food & drink to fashion and the arts, and this month's issue leads with an article on our work and on the problem of No Fault Found.

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