Aveillant, the aviation surveillance radar company, has appointed Aubrey Thompson as Chairman. This follows on from the recent announcement of £6 million additional investment in the company.

An experienced Edinburgh based businessman, Thompson currently holds several other non-executive directorships with companies such as award winning drone inspection company Cyberhawk and ADUS DeepOcean, which is internationally renowned for its 3D subsea visualisations. A winner of awards including Irish Exporter of the Year and Irish Business Achievers, Thompson’s role at Aveillant will be to further establish Aveillant as the leading provider of air surveillance radar for wind farm mitigation.

Aveillant’s 3D Holographic Radar™ technology eliminates the impact of wind farms on airport radar and it was successfully demonstrated in Scotland in 2013, fully integrated into Prestwick Airport’s radar.

Commenting on his appointment, Thompson said “Aveillant is working closely with its partners and shareholders, including a number of major wind farm developers, to establish Aveillant’s technology in the aviation industry. Our technology has an important role to play in moving key wind energy initiatives forward. With its leading position in wind energy, Scotland is an important part of Aveillant’s strategy and we are considering locating operating and manufacturing facilities there”.

“3D Holographic Radar™ is unique in completely mitigating the negative impact of wind turbines on air traffic control radar, ensuring that aircraft can be accurately differentiated and detected at all times above and around wind farms. There is huge potential for Aveillant in Scotland and around the world and we are very excited about the future.”

David Crisp, CEO at Aveillant, says: “We are very excited to have Aubrey as our Chairman. Aubrey brings enormous experience that will help us grow and extend our operations, especially in Scotland with its massive commitment to wind power. We recently raised £6 million to accelerate the deployment of our radar systems and Aubrey will play a key role in this next stage of the company’s success.”