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Engineering company Scalian has this week bought Mannarino Systems & Software, a company specialising in avionics for electric aircraft and drones.

On a global level, Mannarino also works in certified systems for the aerospace sector, meaning the acquisition is in line with the Group’s strategy to expand internationally and focus on safety-critical systems and software engineering.


Mannarino’s engineering team is dedicated to the development of safety-critical systems, with deep expertise in hardware and software designs for a wide range of aeronautic products, including those focused on next-generation electric aircraft and drones.


Through its Transport Canada Design Approval Organization (DAO), Mannarino also supports product certification for both airborne software and electronic hardware, assisting in the acceleration of development cycles.


Customers’ time to market is further reduced with Mannarino’s high-performing, ARINC 653 compliant Real-Time Operating System; the M-RTOS.


The certification of M-RTOS is nearing completion with a major European airframer.


Together with Mannarino, Scalian will offer unparalleled avionics capabilities to its customers with coverage of the whole scope of avionics engineering from basic design and architecture to certification and maintenance, in both Europe and North America.


Additionally, Mannarino is highly involved in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market working with numerous clients to develop next-generation electric aircraft and drones.


This expertise will allow Scalian to support the evolution of sustainable aeronautics over the next decade.


Mannarino president John Mannarino said: “Mannarino is excited to embrace a new chapter by joining Scalian Group.


“By building on the core competencies and excellent customer relationships of both companies, Mannarino will offer its customers unrivalled added value and points of differentiation from competitors’ offerings.


“Mannarino will continue to expand its engineering service solutions to meet the ever-increasing demand from industry and its customers for cutting-edge, agile and cost-effective solutions.


“We will take M-RTOS to new levels of technical innovation surpassing current market leaders and will continue to be the go-to service provider for both first-time applicants and customers developing next-generation products by continuing to grow our DAO in ways not yet imagined by the industry.”


Scalian CEO Yvan Chabanne added: “The acquisition of Mannarino is the first step of our 2028 goal to enhance our position in North America and in our System & Software Engineering practice.


“This partnership directly addresses the acceleration of customer needs in complex and safety-critical embedded technologies.


“Mannarino is very well-recognized for its know-how in the iconic field of eVTOLs, with the ability to deploy certifiable code through its DAO accreditation, supplemented by its very innovative home-made solution for onboard operating systems.


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