Wingtra and 3DR, producer of the Site Scan drone data platform, have signed a partnership agreement to benefit mining and surveying industry experts.

Wingtra’s VTOL drone WingtraOne and Site Scan form a complete aerial surveying solution—from aerial data collection, to post processing and analysis.

Through this partnership, 3DR now endorses the WingtraOne as the preferred fixed-wing drone for its Site Scan platform. Wingtra and 3DR will distribute this complementary solution across a range of industries, focusing particularly on mining and surveying teams.

3DR will sell Wingtra products through their existing distribution partnerships across North America, Europe, and Australia, and Wingtra will sell Site Scan worldwide.

“We’re thrilled to officially partner with Wingtra and make a fixed-wing VTOL drone available to our customer base,” said Chris Anderson, 3DR CEO.  “We’re looking forward to deepening this partnership and continue making Site Scan and Wingtra the go-to drone solutions for mining teams across the world.”

The VTOL WingtraOne takes off and lands as a multicopter but flies in the air as a fixed wing drone.

Mining and surveying professionals are turning to fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones, because of their unique ability to take off and land vertically as a multicopter but fly as fast a fixed wing.  

“You can easily upload photos collected with the WingtraOne into the Site Scan cloud-based web application to process them into high-resolution maps and 3D models,:  said Basil Weibel, Founder & CRO of Wingtra.  “Site Scan users include leading mining firms around the world, such as Newmont, Newcrest, and Gerdau. They turn to this robust software as an all-in-one solution where they can analyze their drone-captured data with a suite of measurement tools, securely share them with teammates and stakeholders, and export them for use in CAD, mine planning and geological software.”