MA THOR SolarLight
MA THOR SolarLight
MA THOR Twin
MA THOR SolarLight
MA THOR Intel
MA THOR Intel
MA THOR Twin

Marques Aviation Ltd is a global aerospace company that provides innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned aircraft systems to government and commercial clients worldwide. Our team has over 30 years experience in aircraft design. The philosophy underlying engineering practice at Marques Aviation Ltd emphasizes innovation to developed advanced high-performance unmanned aircraft. We hold ourselves to a high standard in the products we deliver and in the way we conduct ourselves throughout the entire client experience. Our mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability and maximized cost efficiency.

VISION & VALUES

Our vision is to be a trusted provider of unmanned systems and technologies for a wide range of civilian and commercial applications. In so doing, Marques Aviation Ltd will become our customers’ trusted partner and our shareholders’ investment of choice. We strive for continuous improvement, and to deliver excellence and respond vigorously to change. The innovative unmanned technologies of Marques Aviation are founded on talented employees effectively applying advanced technology, innovative manufacturing and sound business management. Our company is very well positioned strategically to deliver at our full operating potential.

INNOVATION NETWORK

Marques Aviation Ltd has a long history of working with universities, partner companies, and other organizations during the development of its unmanned aircraft programs. The Marques Aviation innovation network encourages the most innovative academics, organizations and individuals to work with Marques Aviation in the development of the next-generation unmanned platform programs.

Marques Aviation promotes collaboration in the following forms:

  • Innovation partners
  • Manufacturing partners
  • Investors
  • R&D collaboration with companies and universities

BUSINESS SECTORS

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

Marques Aviation is a premier developer, integrator, producer and supporter of aerospace systems. Our company provides solutions that advance technology while meeting customer needs with high impact, best value aerospace products and systems. Working closely with our clients and suppliers, these systems and technologies are used for a wide range of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

TECHNICAL SERVICES

Marques Aviation is a global provider of innovative, cost effective solutions and technical services to support its MA THOR platforms. The company continues to advance its track record of excellence in the civilian and commercial requirements of governments worldwide. The Technical Services division is focused on creating innovative, cost-effective aircraft support solutions that include modernization, sustainment, and training of personnel.

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GLOBAL PRESENCE

SALES REPRESENTATION

An essential element of Marques Aviation’s  growth is its commitment to the global marketplace. The company has sales representation in Europe, Africa, Middle East and the USA with capability to sell unmanned platforms and provide support services worldwide. Our global presence is rapidly expanding and the company solicits business partners and representation in key markets in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions.

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UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

by Marques Aviation Ltd

Aircraft design by Sönke Dierks

Aircraft to suit the most diverse missions

MA THOR SolarLight UAS

The lightweight, solar-powered MA THOR SolarLight can loiter above regions under surveillance for several days. The platform uses solar panels on the wings which provide the aircraft with extreme endurance without the need for refuelling. The SolarLight is an ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre aircraft with a wingspan of 10 m but weighing just 70 kg.

MA THOR Intel UAS

An efficient aerodynamic design gives best in class performance. Optimized for endurance, the MA THOR Intel with 17 liters of fuel volume and a fuel injected engine will provide 7 hrs endurance. The optimised high-lift flap system yields stall speeds of 50 km/h. Excellent flight and handling qualities due to a well-designed V-tail and elerudder geometry.

MA THOR Twin UAS

The MA THOR Twin UAS is an ideal cost-effective solution for any type of persistent ISR, area dominance, ground support, and maritime patrol mission. Designed for minimal maintenance, the MA THOR Twin UAS is a highly mission effective system and a system with low life cycle costs. Developed to the highest standards of safety and airworthiness.

State-of-the-Art Payload

The MA THOR system provides versatile multi-payload configurations utilizing cutting edge sensors and systems with modular installation to accomplish a wide variety of missions.  The advanced modular system architecture separates safety critical flight systems from mission systems providing great flexibility and optimization in integration of new and indigenous payloads.

Marques Aviation Aircraft

MA THOR SolarLight

Specifications and applications

  • Ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre aircraft
  • Wingspan of 10 m covered with solar panels
  • Aircraft weight of 70 kg
  • Flight by day using solar power
  • Amorphous silicon arrays no thicker than sheets of paper
  • Flight at night powered by rechargeable lithium-sulphur batteries
  • Batteries recharged during the day flight using solar power
  • Supports persistent surveillance operations
  • Platform for communications relay in support of civil requirements

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MA THOR Intel

Pre-configured package

  • Air vehicle with servos and engine
  • Composite airframe
  • Landing gear
  • Steerable nose leg with servo
  • Wing GPS compartment
  • 25 hp pusher gasoline 2-stroke engine
  • Vibration damping engine mount
  • Digital servos
  • Two-blade fixed-pitch propeller
  • 8000 cc fuel tank with fuel tubing
  • Refueling dots
  • Servo wiring

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MA THOR Twin

Capabilities

  • Long-endurance over-the-horizon UAS
  • Flight altitude of 6000 m
  • Large payload capacity
  • Modular 5 m long internal payload bay
  • Additional payload installation at two hard points under the wings
  • Innovative avionics and electronic systems
  • Low noise engines
  • Sense & avoid capabilities for safe airspace integration
  • Control of two concurrent missions from the same GCS

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MA THOR Skua

Configuration

  • Hybrid VTOL-Cruiser half-wing-tilt configuration.
  • Helicopter configuration for take-off and landing.
  • Turboprop configuration for cruise flight.
  • Mechanically synchronised rotor system powered by a single engine located in the centre fuselage section.
  • Transmission nacelles on each wing tip.
  • Composite wing structure with forward and aft spar, and lower and upper laminates.
  • Composite flaperon control surfaces.
  • The centre fuselage section houses the aircraft propulsion system, landing gear, fuel system, air management system, and flight control system.

Marques Aviation Aircraft

MA THOR SolarLight UAS

MA THOR Intel UAS

MA THOR Twin UAS

MA THOR Skua UAS

Sales & Technical Representation in Canada, Egypt, Germany, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, UK and USA.

  • Advanced Engineering

    AIRFRAME

    The MA THOR series are high-wing twin-tail-boom aircraft. The airframe is reinforced graphite, Kevlar and epoxy resin and it is sealed for long life in hot and humid environments. The airframe can be fitted with a rail or pod under each wing for carriage of external stores.

    ENGINES

    Four-stroke twin-opposed cylinder engines drive two-blade or three-blade fixed-pitch propellers and provide high vehicle endurance.

  • Optimised Aerodynamics

    The MA THOR UAV utilizes enhanced aerodynamics and flight stability for missions in the most demanding flight conditions. The wings use a high-lift airfoil, have an aspect ratio of 10, and are fitted with wing fences, Hoerner tip, Winglet, MINIX wingtip device, Fowler flaps (max. deflection 30°), Gurney flaps, and vortex generators. The wings feature 5° dihedral, 5° geometric washout, 5° taper, and sweepback.

  • Innovative Electronics

    Innovative electronics support the MA THOR’s versatile multi-payload configurations that utilize cutting edge sensors and systems to accomplish a wide variety of missions.

  • Sense & Avoid Capability

    Sense & avoid capabilities for safe integration into the relevant air space.

The Marques Aviation Executive Team

  • Dr. Pascual Marques

    President

    United Kingdom

    p.marques@marquesaviation.com

  • Sonke Dierks

    Director of Aircraft Design

    Germany

    s.dierks@marquesaviation.com

  • Capt. Vince Donohue

    Director of Sales

    North America

    v.donohue@marquesaviation.com

  • Patricia Marques

    Director of Marketing

    Spain

    p.marques@marquesaviation.com

  • Dr. Francis J. Duque

    Legal Services Director

    Spain & Switzerland

    duque@marquesaviation.com

  • Stephen L. Jones

    International Sales & Acquisitions Director

    USA

    s.l.jones@marquesaviation.com

  • Kathrina Joyce Salonga

    International Sales & Acquisitions Director

    Philippines & South East Asia

    k.j.salonga@marquesaviation.com

  • Dr. Emaid A. Abdul-Retha

    Director of Engineering R&I

    Jordan & Ukraine

    e.abdulretha@marquesaviation.com

  • Dr. Osato Osemwengie

    Director of Engineering R&I

    USA

    o.osemwengie@marquesaviation.com

  • James Munyoki

    Director of Sales

    East Africa

    j.munyoki@marquesaviation.com

  • Elena Spiridon

    Director of Investor Relations & Marketing

    United Kingdom

    e.spiridon@marquesaviation.com

  • Marwa El Diwiny

    Director of Engineering R&I

    Egypt

    m.eldiwiny@marquesaviation.com

  • Agostinho Matos

    Director of Sales

    Portugal & Spain

    a.matos@marquesaviation.com

  • Waqas Tariq

    International Sales & Acquisitions Director

    West & South Africa

    w.tariq@marquesaviation.com

  • Marina White

    International Sales & Acquisitions Director

    Mexico, Central America, South America

    m.white@marquesaviation.com