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Markel Tax

01 Apr 2019

Home Helipad Platform

Company intro: The Company’s main focus is the development of helipad solutions specifically for residential use. The advantage of personal landing pads is to keep FOD (foreign object damage) and flying debris from getting into helicopters. In addition, the company sought to incorporate lighting which could be activated from a mobile devise and solar powered.
 
Company turnover: £ 160,000
 
Technological advance: The Company sought to develop an eco-friendly residential helipad with the capacity to switch on solar powered lighting remotely via a mobile phone, thereby creating a safer landing environment and eradicating the risk of foreign object damage.
 
Technological uncertainties included: The most significant challenges arising with this development involved adherence to aerospace and electronic regulations. Any form of development required rigorous testing and certification in order to ensure its practical safety. In addition to this, the company spent significant time working to develop an improved remotely accessible lighting system, helping to provide additional safety and functionality to the helipad system. A critical area of this development was the communication between the ground based lighting system and the controller with the pilot. This was required to be a safe and secure communication, while still allowing for a sufficient communication range to be practically applicable. As such, the company were required to investigate several methods for controlling the lights, selecting, optimising and integrating the most suitable solution.
 
Value of claim: £ 4,520 tax saving
Tagged R&D tax relief
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