03Nov
Delair-Tech and Microdrone Partnership
On: 3 November 2016 In: Press Releases

UAV Commercial Expo, Las Vegas, NV (USA) – November 2, 2016 — Delair, a world leader in professional fixed wing UAVs, and microdrones, the groundbreaking developer and manufacturer of industrial-grade multicopters, have signed a revolutionary partnership agreement. Following the recent acquisition of Gatewing by Delair-Tech, this new agreement formally establishes an industrial UAV collaborative that is the first of its kind –and is now one of the biggest players on the professional UAV scene. Through the partnership, Delair and microdrones will innovate the second generation of commercial UAVs.

Delair and microdrones to deliver comprehensive line of industrial UAVs

Delair and microdrones will work together to develop innovative solutions to meet customer’s needs, drawing on the key strengths of each company:

  • Delair has established the gold standard of long endurance BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) UAVs, as well as aerial data processing and analysis;
  • Gatewing, Delair’s new subsidiary, is famous for pioneering “photogrammetry through UAVs”;
  • microdrones was the first designer and manufacturer of industrial-grade multicopters and is currently an industry-leading developer of UAV solutions for surveying, mapping, inspection, precision agriculture, and research

Delair and microdrones will propose an extensive range of products, including rotary and fixed wing vehicles. The objective is to create a professional line of UAVs, from a single provider, that can fulfill all commercial UAV needs across a wide range of industries.

Both companies will administer the selling of these new drones through their combined distribution networks.
On the heels of our Gatewing acquisition, Delair is proud to establish this strong collaborative with microdrones that will serve clients’ needs with a complete range of UAVs. With this partnership, Delair 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.

New commercial UAV collaborative will provide improved performance and price

Through combined production facilities and collaborative research and development, Delair and microdrones will immediately begin enhancing their range of products to be more efficient, reliable, and economical. These initiatives will ultimately reduce purchase costs for customers.
As part of this new partnership, the companies have collaboratively developed a product roadmap that includes plans for:

  • Intelligent grouping of payloads and sensors;
  • Development of a common ground control station (software and hardware) that will be able to control the entire range of products;
  • Implementing BVLOS capabilities to multirotor UAVs.

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.

About microdrones
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.

About Delair
Delair, 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 delivers end-to-end solutions, from data acquisition to business analysis. Created in 2011, Delair 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, visit delair.aero

Media Contact
Nicolas Crepin| ncrepin@hopscotch.fr

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