In the Field
Unifly and EVA form partnership
By UAV Canada Staff
Electric Visionary Aircrafts Inc., which focuses on the development of high throughput drone and robot infrastructure, and Unifly Inc., focused on Unmanned Traffic Management technology, announced they are forming a partnership. Together, the two partners provide what they describe as an end-to-end solution for the drone services market by combining EVA’s drone infrastructure (portable Vertical Stations) and Unifly’s UTM technology.
Their partnership aims to help streamline the safe integration of drones into the airspace and to offer operators, both private organizations and government agencies, an easy-to-deploy solution.
EVA’s Vertical Stations serve as mobile connecting nodes between sky and ground, providing charging and storage, UTM system, and flight operation planning for drone missions. This drone infrastructure, explains EVA, can be leveraged for missions like medical supply and parcel delivery, disaster relief, logistics, and on-demand infrastructure inspection, among others.
“We are now entering the golden age of the drone industry. EVA has always positioned itself as enabling the drone industry to accelerate its missions, accomplishing incredible missions such as delivering healthcare, seeding trees, rescuing people, establishing connections between people and businesses,” said Olivier Le Lann, CEO, EVA. “We followed Unifly impressive tracked global record in Europe, North America and other continents, and found with Unifly team a great chemistry in supporting our global customers with the best technology.”
EVA’s stations can welcome up to 24 drones with quick charging and hosting capability. The company also offers what it describes as the integrated Ground-To-Sky capability allowing inside and outside, ground and sky to be connected through its mesh of stations, drones and robots. EVA has established operations in North America, Europe and Japan.
“A partnership between EVA and Unifly was a no-brainer. Our two companies share the same mission to enable large-scale routine drone service applications, we have extremely complementary technologies, and we are both active globally,” said Laurent Huenaerts, GM, Unifly. “We believe that this joint solution, combining Unifly’s UTM and drone operations management and EVA’s ground infrastructure, definitely helps to further unlock the economic, societal, and environmental benefits drones have to offer.”