01 Mar 2013 – Copernicus Technology Ltd announces NOVA: the unique data exploitation solution that forges knowledge from data for organisations maintaining and operating complex systems.  NOVA is a flexible solution that can be applied to commercial and military aerospace applications as well as to numerous other industry sectors, from Digital Healthcare to Oil & Gas.

NOVA draws on 2 areas in which CTL has vast experience: data exploitation and aircraft maintenance/airworthiness management. Some time ago, we realised that the UK’s Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA) was likely to examine how military aircraft technical data should be managed and exploited to underpin airworthiness and air safety management.  Anticipating the likely needs of MOD air systems project teams faced with operational imperatives, shrinking budgets and regulatory demands, we set about designing a data exploitation solution to help, and NOVA was the result.

The concept of NOVA is based not on the collection of more data, but on the collection of the right data to exploit it more effectively.  In particular NOVA:

  • Draws together existing islands of data and makes it easy to add new data types.
  • Enables the easy assimilation of all relevant data for a fleet, or an aircraft, or a serial numbered item.
  • Provides knowledge for investment decisions.
  • Supports RAPID ‘deep-dive’ investigations into technical and safety issues, combining operator reports, trends and individual job card detail. 

For UK MOD customers NOVA delivers all this and much more in a flexible, value-add package that directly supports ODHs, CAMOs, TAAs, Maintenance Organisations and Design Offices in meeting the requirements of MAA Regulatory Article 1140  in full.  

Not only that, for any client maintaining and operating complex systems, NOVA is the data exploitation solution that helps you to see the real picture…

To find out more about CTL’s Data Exploitation solutions please call us on +44 1343 842406 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

01 Jan 2013 – Copernicus Technology Ltd (CTL) is pleased to announce that it is adding expert training and consultancy services in Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) to its range of products and services.  

The need for trained, expert MPA & ISR operators is clear.  Oceans and seas cover 70% of the globe and 80-90% of international trade travels by Sea.  With the proliferation of nations that own submarines and with piracy and terrorism offering an increasingly unpredictable maritime security environment, there is a growing requirement for MPA to protect not only nations’ home waters, but also their vital trade routes and interests worldwide.  Whilst existing MPA-capable forces need to maintain their edge, more and more nations are now adding MPA-capability to their armed forces by using a new generation of diverse and flexible ISR aircraft of varying sizes such as the Airbus Military C295, ATR 72 MP, Boeing P-8, Embraer EMB 145 MP, Saab 2000 MPA and the Dassault Falcon 900 MPA.

01 Jan 2013 - The Defence Management Journal is a leading and authoritative publication for the UK defence community, and is widely distributed to members of the armed forces, civil servants, industry leaders and also to the broader international defence community.  

CTL was profiled in issue 57 of the DMJ, and CTL articles on No Fault Found causes and solutions have been published in subsequent issues (58 and 59).  To view the articles click on the text below.




Issue 57 – Summer 2012

Company Profile of CTL

“A fault frustration” – the causes and impact of No Fault Found
“Finding the first-time fix” – how to improve repair success rates and improve availability
A student who has made an ‘exceptional contribution to engineering’ has been awarded a £3,000 bursary in honour of one of the pioneers of jet turbine technology.
The City of Lincoln Council has again backed the Sir Frank Whittle Bursary with the University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering student Josh Williamson becoming the second annual recipient of the award.
As well as his strong academic performance Josh was selected for the award for his outreach work with schools and the fact research he carried out for Lincoln-based Copernicus Technology Ltd has opened up new revenue streams.

01 Jan 2013 – The first ever conference in the UK dedicated to solving the No Fault Found problem will be held at Cranfield University on Monday 18th March 2013.  The No Fault Found Symposium is being organised by the EPSRC Centre in Through-life Engineering Services (TES) and aims to bring together the community of practitioners faced with solving the challenges of NFF in order to provide them with an outstanding opportunity to hear speakers from industry, academia and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) describe the latest developments and pioneering solutions to the enduring NFF problem.

22 Nov 2012 – the annual Digital Healthcare conference was held in Inverness over the 20th and 21st of November and examined how healthcare can become more Predictive, Preventative, Personalised and Participatory (“P4”) through the exploitation of digital technology.  Copernicus Technology Ltd (CTL) was invited as a guest speaker to provide a comparison between the use of its data exploitation expertise to directly enable the improvement of aircraft availability and operational reliability, with data exploitation in Healthcare in order to improve ‘people availability’.  Another way of looking at the issue is that both aircraft and people need scheduled and corrective ‘maintenance’ over their life cycles; consequently, those providing that ‘maintenance’ for people have enthusiastically recognised the need to harness data to improve diagnostics and prognostics. 

We held an Attacking Downtime with Advanced Diagnostics and Testing Industry Day at our offices in Lincoln on 12 September 2012.  In addition to CTL’s data exploitation capabilities and advanced testing technology, innovative solutions from Continental Data Graphics Ltd and Cassidian Test & Services (UK) Ltd were also demonstrated.  The attendees were drawn from across industry, academia and the MOD, and the most successful aspect of the day was the full and open debate that took place about how much wasted resource and energy goes in to chasing difficult-to-detect faults.

15 Nov 2012 – the use of the Intermittent Fault Detection & Isolation System (IFDIS™) has won the US Department of Defence’s Maintenance “Great Ideas” award for a second time, following its original success in 2010.  

“This is an incredible achievement by the combined team of Universal Synaptics Corporation and TQS, who together supplied the original IFDIS™ programme for use on F-16 radar LRUs,” said CTL Technical Director Jim Cockram (picture above with, on the left, Bryan Steadman of TQS and, centre, Ken Anderson from Universal Synaptics Corporation), “especially when you consider that they won it so decisively in 2010.  The continuing use of the IFDIS™ to improve the mission capability and availability of F-16 radar LRUs was up against some stiff competition in the final at this year’s DoD maintenance symposium, but thanks to the professional and robust presentation delivered by Ken Anderson of USC, nobody in the room was in any doubt about it being the clear winner”.  

UK Contact Details
Copernicus Technology Ltd
Birchfield House
IV30 8LR
+44 1343 842406
Australia and New Zealand Contact
Australia/NZ Office
GPCAPT(Retd) John Baker AM
Copernicus Technology Ltd
52 Bastings Street
+61 412 831410

USA Partners
Ken Anderson
Universal Synaptics Corporation
1801 West 21st Street
UT 84401
+1 801 731 8508 ext 1