(Rome, NY--November 7, 2016) Two world leaders in the commercial UAV industry are collaborating to offer professional aerial mapping applications. Delair-Tech
, a global provider of professional fixed wing UAVs, and Microdrones
, the groundbreaking manufacturer of industrial-grade quadcopters, have signed a revolutionary partnership agreement with plans to develop new solutions that will provide greater value for professional drone users.
The forging of this partnership comes after Delair-Tech’s recent acquisition of Gatewing, a pioneer in UAV photogrammetry. The goal is to create a one-stop shop product line that provides users with a full range of powerful, cost-effective solutions that improve operational efficiency.
“This partnership is an exciting first step. By combining our production, research, and development efforts we will be able to deliver the highest quality solutions and services to the end customer,” said Sven Juerss, CEO of Microdrones.
The companies’ first collaborative priorities include:
- Developing a complete line of industrial UAVs available from a single provider. This product line will include both rotary and fixed wing aircraft to accommodate the distance and flight path requirements of various project types. Users will be able to obtain the right solutions for a wide range of applications from one trusted source.
- Combining the best components of existing softwares from Microdrones, Delair-Tech, and Gatewing vehicles to provide a common platform across the entire line of aircraft. This will simplify pilot training and workflows across aircraft.
- Leveraging Delair-Tech’s advanced BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) capabilities and expertise to create multirotor BVLOS UAVs that will be ready when market regulations approve their use in the United States.
“Another top priority will be merging sales channels and distribution networks to make it easier for industrial users to procure the aircraft they need,” explained Microdrones President, Vivien Hériard Dubreuil. Microdrones and Delair-Tech recently signed an agreement with Trimble that established the companies as preferred fixed wing and rotary UAV providers.
“On the heels of our Gatewing acquisition, Delair-Tech is proud to be working with Microdrones to serve clients’ needs with a complete range of UAV solutions. With this partnership, Delair-Tech defines its direction for the future: to offer complete solutions that perfectly meet the needs of specific industries like energy, transport, agriculture, construction, and security,” said Michael de Lagarde, co-founder and CEO of Delair-Tech.
# # #
Microdrones was founded in Germany in 2005, with the launch of groundbreaking unmanned aerial vehicles. As the pioneer of the professional quadcopter Industry, Microdrones has developed solutions based on reliable VTOL drones, with a heritage of German engineering and quality. By integrating the most capable and dependable platform with the right payloads and dedicated processing, Microdrones has implemented professional solutions in Europe, Asia, and North America. A global leader in commercial UAVs, Microdrones offers local sales, training, and services centers across three continents, to serve customers around the world. To learn more about microdrones, visit www.microdrones.com.
Delair-Tech, a leader in professional UAVs, provides aerial-imagery-based data to help industries make informed decisions. Experts in both long-range UAV manufacturing and data processing, Delair-Tech delivers end-to-end solutions, from data acquisition to business analysis. Created in 2011, Delair-Tech is represented in more than 80 countries and has over 100 global employees with specialized solutions in various sectors, including: agriculture, geomatics, transport, electric power, oil and gas, mining, and security. To learn more about Delair-Tech, visit www.delair-tech.com