The first national Software Defined Radio (SDR) workshop of the ESSOR Community was held on February 21st 2019, at the Roma Tre University in Rome (Italy), through the patronage of the Italian Directorate for ICT and Advanced Technologies (TELEDIFE). This workshop is the first of a series of initiatives that the ESSOR Programme Committee has decided to launch, within every ESSOR Participating State to foster the diffusion of the “ESSOR Culture” in Academia.
During the first week of August the Grizzlies reached 500 flying hours, comprising almost 150 flights since the first flight of MSN (Manufacturer’s Serial Number) 001 past 11 December 2009. MSN001 flew 80 times, MSN002 flew 56 and MSN003, with the first flight being held past 09 July, already flew 11 times. During this time, the Grizzlies have participated with great success in the Berlin ILA Show (MSN001) and in Farnborough International Airshow (MSN002) where a formal naming ceremony was also held. The three first prototypes are in flight, with the forth aircraft being assembled in Seville, planning for its first flight at the end of the year. The plan includes five prototypes for test activities. Two crews from Nations have already participated in test flights.