Data & Analytics

Fugro Teams With Carbonix To Advance Aerial Operations

The data company will use drones supplied by Carbonix to expand its remote data acquisition.

Carbonix will supply drones such as the Volanti to Fugro.
Source: Fugro

Data collection and analytics company Fugro is partnering with Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix to establish new long-range drone capability.

“Carbonix has the vision to become a leader in long-range aerial data-acquisition solutions enabling our business partners to become more effective in serving their customers,” said Philip van der Burg, Carbonix CEO. “It’s exciting to see how our vision aligns with our industry partner’s investments, their resources, and the future of their capability.”

The partnership is Fugro’s first aimed at long-range missions beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS), bolstering its existing geographic information system capability. Carbonix will supply Volanti and Ottano vertical takeoff and landing drones over the next 27 months to enhance Fugro’s remote operations.

Fugro has nine remote operation centers around the world. From these, Fugro operates boats and remotely operated vehicles remotely and provides survey, inspection, and piloting services to the maritime industry. Carbonix will support Fugro’s Australian long-range maritime and land projects from the sky, using state-of-the-art aerial surveying and data-capture technology while integrating with Fugro’s remote operation centers for the joint development of systems technology and capabilities.

“As Fugro continues to expand its remote operations capabilities into the remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) sector, the Carbonix partnership helps to ensure we continue to offer our clients the latest technology available,” said Paul Mullins, Fugro’s director of remote operations. “The RPA advancements provided by Carbonix combined with Fugro’s remote operations infrastructure and expertise create the ideal habitat to progress BVLoS operations in Australia.”