Award-winning company Heliguy has entered into a strategic partnering agreement with Survey Solutions Scotland - the sole UK distributor for Delair UAV fixed-wing products - to offer clients the long-range, BVLOS-ready Delair UX11.
This state-of-the-art UAV is a professional aircraft suitable for large-area mapping, with BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight)-ready
And on Tuesday, a week after the partnership was agreed, Heliguy invited the Iris Group to its test site in Northumberland to showcase the Delair UX11. Iris is looking for a fixed-wing solution for a major project - with high-accuracy requirements - in the Middle East.
It was the first joint demonstration under the new partnership between Heliguy and Survey Solutions Scotland and both companies are excited about working together.
Ruairi Hardman, Business Development Manager at Heliguy, said that it expands Heliguy's enterprise offering, opening the door for clients wanting to access a BVLOS-ready fixed-wing unmanned aircraft.
Ruairi said: “Heliguy is the UK leader in supporting
Survey Solutions Scotland's programme for the UX11 is already well
With Heliguy onboard, Survey Solutions Scotland is looking forward to expanding its reach across the UK.
Nick Smart, Technical Sales Consultant, said: "The UX11 is proven in the field for carrying out surveys successfully and we look forward to further demonstrating the system and its advanced features, as different industries start to adopt the technology."
KEY FEATURES OF THE DELAIR UX11
Map large areas faster
Cover 2.1km² (520 acres) with 1.7cm GSD (ground sample distance) at 122m flight height. The UX11, with a flight time of up to 59 minutes, has an industrial camera with optional PPK activation. Advanced features include in-flight photo viewing, quality assessment and adjustment.
Mobile connectivity via 3G network (4G-ready) for unlimited range. Can be used in conjunction with radio for redundancy.
Precise birdlike takeoff and landing (BTOL)
Following an intuitive inbuilt checklist, the UX11 is hand-launched. The UX11 can land accurately (5x5m area) and safely with its unique deep stall landing function.
Delair Flight Deck
Easy-to-use Android mission planning and monitoring app - pre-flight checklist, no-fly zones, modern user interface, in-flight data review. Also, use Delar after-flight software (included) for PPK processing and to prepare raw data for any photogrammetry software.
IRIS GROUP IMPRESSED WITH THE DEMONSTRATION
Following the demonstration, Iris Group said that it was impressed with what it saw. Posting on Facebook, the company wrote this comment:
North of England-based Heliguy is the UK’s leading drone expert, specialising in DJI products and serving the enterprise and commercial sectors. Operating from its HQ in North Shields, Heliguy supplies clients around the world and offers expertise, repairs and training.
The company’s outstanding customer service and passion to develop the drone industry were recognised at this year’s North Tyneside Business Awards, when it was named the winner of the Retail and Service Provider category.
Established in 1993 and specialising in high-quality survey systems and solutions, Survey Solutions Scotland a Trimble Geospatial and Marine Distributor, have grown to become one of the largest independent dealers in the country.
Delair is a leader in professional UAVs, providing 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. The company is represented in more than 80 countries and has over 120 global employees with specialised solutions in various sectors, including agriculture, geomatics, transport, electric power, oil and gas, mining and security.
The Iris Group offers managed solutions into the robotics world, with a focus on airborne (unmanned) systems.