AeroMIT is a team of about 30 interdisciplinary undergraduate students of Manipal University that conceptualize, design, fabricate, manufacture, test and fly a complex stable and portable model aircraft with minimal empty weight, maximum payload carrying capacity and high endurance. AeroMIT participates in the SAE AeroDesign event hosted by SAE International and Lockheed Martin at various places in the United States.

AeroMIT now has a new division called ADR – Advanced Drone Research in which new technologies and innovations are researched and implemented to develop new UAV designs.

The following lists our main achievements:

      • Overall World Rank 5, World Rank 3 in Highest Payload Lifted, World Rank 4 in Highest Payload Fraction and World Rank 5 in Design in SAE AeroDesign East 2016 (Texas, USA)
      • World Rank 4 in Design ; Overall World Rank of 10 in SAE AeroDesign East, 2015 (Florida, USA).
      • Awarded NASA Systems Engineering Award 3 times in a row at the SAE Aero Design competitions.
      • 1st Place in Boeing’s national aeromodelling competition and 2nd Place in the Aviator Flying competition sponsored by Airbus at IIT Bombay TechFest, 2015.
      • 1st and 2nd at NIT Surathkal’s Wright Flight Flying Competition, 2015.
      • 1st and 2nd at NIT Calicut’s Albatross Flying Competition, 2015.
      • 1st in Aviator Design and 2nd in Aviator Flying at IIT Bombay’s Techfest, 2015.
      • Featured frequently in numerous national and regional newspapers including the Times of India, The Hindu, Bangalore Mirror, The Indian Express, etc.