Skyward and senseFly, leaders in the drone industry, are teaming up to deliver a custom software and consulting services package for senseFly drones.
“Ensuring the highest level of safety and ease of use has always been essential in the design of our lightweight drones,” says Jean Christophe Zufferey, senseFly CEO. “By providing easy access to Skyward, we are now extending this seamless experience toward operation and fleet management. Our professional customers will get an elegant and efficient way to keep up with the constantly evolving regulations while making sure they operate their fleet of drones efficiently and in full compliance.”
The package, available for customers in North America through the senseFly distribution network or Skyward, gives operators a preconfigured Skyward account with senseFly flight log import, senseFly manuals, customized pre-flight checklists and other information specific to senseFly operations. The features are part of the Skyward drone operations management platform that includes up-to-date airspace information and tools to plan and log flights, manage personnel and equipment, flight hours, and meet regulatory reporting requirements.Users will also have access to a team of regulatory and drone operations experts.
Operators using Skyward and senseFly together are able to more easily meet regulatory compliance and insurance requirements. The partnership will create an end-to-end solution that delivers professional results for drone operators in mapping, surveying, GIS, industrial inspection and agriculture.
“Businesses operate drones because they return value and senseFly builds some of the best professional drones in the industry to provide that value,” says Jonathan Evans, Skyward CEO.
senseFly develops and produces aerial imaging drones for professional applications. The automated data collection tools are employed by customers around the world in fields such as surveying, agriculture, GIS, industrial inspection, mining and humanitarian aid. senseFly was founded in 2009 by a team of robotics researchers is now a specialist in professional mapping drones.
Skyward is an operations management solution for commercial drone businesses. The cloud-based software integrates a drone airspace map with flight planning tools and a digital system of record. Skyward was founded by career pilots and computer science experts with a mission to ensure that the standards of safety and professionalism are carried into this new era of aviation.