Draganfly Launches Suite of Professionally Piloted Commercial UAV Services

By Mike Ball / 05 Oct 2015

Draganfly UAVDraganfly Innovations Inc., a developer of multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has announced the launch of a new suite of professionally piloted, commercial UAV services.

Draganfly Innovations is a long-standing supplier of multi-rotor helicopters for commercial use and has been recognized by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as the creator of the first unmanned system flown by a Public Safety agency to save a life. The new suite of services match experienced personnel with Draganfly’s latest UAV technology and multiple, changeable payload systems, including high resolution color camera systems, FLIR thermal imaging and advanced, multi-spectral data acquisition systems.

 

Public Safety

Draganfly works with various agencies to deliver the data type and quality required for collision documentation, crime scene documentation, search and rescue, tactical operations, detailed mapping, aerial 3D scanning and data modeling.

Aerial Photography

Draganfly captures aerial imagery or video for cinematic use, Real Estate photography, construction projects, aerial 3D scanning of structures or property and custom 3D animation of buildings and terrain.

Agriculture

Flying the latest multispectral and optical technology, Draganfly Innovations Inc.’s teams are able to capture high quality timely data to track vital trends in crop vigor, analyze trends, and help farmers attain higher yields.

Industrial Inspection

Holding a Transport Canada-issued Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for a good portion of the country, as well as an FAA 333 exemption to operate commercially throughout the United States, Draganfly pilots are able to carry out detailed inspections of flare stacks, power lines, bridges, pipelines and industrial plants across numerous territories.

 

Draganfly Innovations Inc. founder and president, Zenon Dragan said of the service launch, “Commercial use of UAVs is currently experiencing unprecedented growth as it offers an exceptionally cost effective way to collect unique aerial data which can, in turn, be used to save time, money and lives. We have seen a surge in requests for our specialist operators to carry out aerial data acquisition across numerous industries and felt it was time to offer these services on a commercial scale.”

TRACE Live Network CEO Cameron Chell said of the launch, “I’m immensely excited as, in just a short space of time, we’ve been able to put strong, integrated teams in place, able to scale out Draganfly’s commercial services offering and take advantage of the major opportunities the market is delivering.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact