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Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC): our latest Blue Chip client releases “Skies Without Limits”

PWC Report "Skies Without Limits"

Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) state in their latest report - Skies Without Limits; “that drones are becoming an increasingly familiar aspect of life and work in the UK today.”  It's a view that QuestUAV shares and it's no surprise that we have already carried out work alongside PwC using our small fixed wing drones. The gates are open to future business opportunities together. 

QuestUAV can rapidly provide absolute and verified accuracies of up to 3cm on large sites where traditional survey methods take much longer. 

The economic impact for the UK economy with such tools is significant and in "Skies Without Limits" it is conservatively estimated that £16bn in net cost savings can be made by the UK economy by 2030.

PwC refers to the Fourth Industrial Revolution  as the epoch we live in, with its accelerated innovations that help address some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. 

QuestUAV is working in partnership with Droneflight to bring a wider scope of drone capability including rotary (multirotor) to the PwC collaboration.  

The full report is at "Skies Without Limits"

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DATAHawk part of The Great Exhibition of The North

DATAhawk at Great Exhibition of The North 2018
DATAhawk at Great Exhibition of The North 2018

QuestUAV DATAhawk is part of a popular exhibition in the North East

The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 starts next month. The Exhibition is a three-month celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit and the impact of our inventors, artists and designers. QuestUAV are invited to display the DATAhawk as part of the exhibition. This can be viewed at the Hancock Museum from 22nd June – 9th September 2018. QuestUAV are honored to be chosen as an influential manufacturer in the North East. Find out more about the Exhibition here.

Great Exhibition of the North is a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.

The country’s biggest event in 2018, it will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences into 80 days.

There are three starting points to our Exhibition. These hubs are connected by three trails. Each hub will host its own programme of experiences.

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GEO Business Show 2018

Can you spot yourself at the GEO Business Show?

We attended the GEO Business 2018 Exhibition this week at The Design Centre in London. We got to meet lots of interesting people and enjoyed sharing the event with our host Septentrio.

About the GEO Business Show

Showcasing 200 of the world’s leading suppliers of geospatial technology and service providers. Visitors can meet face-to-face with exhibitors displaying the latest in the geospatial industry including GIS data capture, laser scanning, photogrammetry, UAV’s, remote sensing, GPS and satellite positioning, cartography GIS and mapping based applications, 3D modelling and visualisation and land, building, utility, rail, hydrographic surveying equipment and services.

The next GEO Business will take place on 21-22 May 2019.  We hope that we will be able to see even more associates next year.  To find out more about this please visit GEOBusiness Website.

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QuestUAV become TAA Compliant

TAA Compliant

Ministry of Defence Visit

After a quality inspection from the Ministry of Defence and The Defence Equipment and Support Agency, QuestUAV are now classified as TAA Compliant. What this means is that we have met all standards for RA1600: RPAS. We look forward to future work with the MOD and other government organisations.

About the MOD

They protect the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad. They work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Their aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that they keep within budget.

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QuestUAV showcasing on BBC One’s Countryfile

The episode with focus on the use of Drones in Search and Rescue. QuestUAV are also working with the Centre for Search and Rescue (CSR) and Northumberland NP MRT. This episode of Countryfile features QuestUAV’s primary pilot Stuart King acting as the drone operator.

QuestUAV joined the film crew from BBC Ones Countryfile along with Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team to showcase how drones can be implemented in a Search and Rescue mission.

 

Mountain Rescue Teams are considering Drones as a permanent tool as a classic search technique.  Stuart King, QuestUAV’s General Manager is part of the Northumberland NP Mountain Rescue Team so already has a hands-on approach and can see the benefits of using drones for Rescue Missions. With a thermal kit on board the drone can detect heat rays from anyone that may be stuck on moors or mountains and will improve the mission quickly getting an exact location of people in need of rescue.

Anita Rani Hosts the show along with Matt Baker and John Craven.  The episode will be aired on Sunday 6th May 2018 at 7pm. (BST).  This can be viewed live or on catch up on the BBC iPlayer App.  Make a note in your diary to tune in.

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QuestUAV Clients in Top 20 Drone Service Providers

Drone Industry Insights recently comprised a Top 20 of Drone Service Providers. In this ranking, they displayed the TOP 20  based on an analysis of 200+ global operating drone service providers. Since the drone industry does not yet offer a solution that can fully incorporate drone services as they currently exist, drone service providers and drone operators working within larger organizations are the ones providing actionable information for clients in agriculture, construction, mining, oil & gas and many other vertical industries.

Top 20 Drone Service Providers

Within the Top 20 list, there is a chunk of Quest UAV Clients using their Fixed Wing Drone.  We hope that by the end of the year we can help our present and future clients all get into the top 20 of service providers.  Let QuestUAV help your company get into the Top 20 and become one of the top companies.

Read more at the Drone Industry Insights website.

Contact:

sale@questuav.com or call on +44 1665 479042

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New Drone Partnership Close to Home

Droneflight and QuestUAV: A New Partnership.

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Droneflight is taking on QuestUAV products that will expand its current foreshore survey work.  Droneflight’s Head Quarters is less than 40 miles South of QuestUAV’s Manufacturing Base. The advanced QuestUAV PPK Datahawk aircraft will complement their current range of multirotor drones.

 

QuestUAV embarked on a lengthy Research and Development project spanning 3 years to enable the Datahawk to perform with Post Processing Kinematics (PPK) to deliver Ultra High-Accuracy Precision. The Datahawk PPK has had a good response all over the world so no surprise that a company on their door step was interested in the product.

Partnership:

Nigel King, CEO of QuestUAV, said ‘The Datahawk PPK is a great little aircraft and very well priced; I’m sure this fixed wing choice by Droneflight will help them move forward quickly and with minimum outlay. Andrew of Droneflight said he wanted a fixed wing tough enough and ugly enough to take a good beating; he won’t be disappointed”

 

Andrew Griffiths, CEO of Droneflight said ‘Working with QuestUAV was a just a sensible business decision. They are a UK based manufacturer so liaison, training and repairs are more easily managed than with a foreign company. We do a lot of foreshore work where PPK is ideal, so the Datahawk PPK, with its attractive pricing and rugged capability, made it a winner for us.’

 

The Datahawk PPK carries the highly regarded Septentrio Asterex L1/L2/L2/L5 with GPS, GNSS, GALILEO, BEIDOU and others. With the most advanced antijamming technology on the market it is integrated at a price point into the Datahawk that is placed well below the competition.

 

For UK and European customers within reach of QuestUAV training centre, it can make a big saving when entering the single operator, fixed wing, PPK market.

 

Droneflight also has a training division, DronePartners that is a CAA NQE and provides specialist inspection and PIX4D training.  The partnership will explore training opportunities for both companies.

QuestUAV:

QuestUAV is the longest running fixed wing manufacturer based in the UK.  They Design, Build and Fly small fixed wing unmanned aircraft (sUAV) that carries sensors including high-resolution cameras, infrared, thermal, multispectral and video surveillance.  Their network of clients spans across 6 continents and contains strong links with World-Leading Universities and Research institutions.

Contact Us:

QuestUAV: www.questuav.com

Telephone: +44 1665 479042

Email: sales@questuav.com

More information on Droneflight: www.droneflight.co.uk

 

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DATAhawk PPK Starter Kit

QuestUAV unfold their Fixed Wing Drone Rental to Europe and USA

Business Expansion Unveils Extended Drone Rental Service

QuestUAV have been hiring drone systems and sensors to a UK only market since 2013. However, for selected customers it is now expanding its rentals to include Europe and the United States. QuestUAV are offering Drone Rental from just £23 per day*

QuestUAV are market leaders in the drone industry. With a 10-year legacy and a vast drone knowledge they are aware of the capabilities of drones, whether it be fixed wing or multirotor. Many projects require a longer endurance and of a larger area coverage. QuestUAVs Datahawk packages are designed to be more efficient for Surveyors and Mappers and can now be rented in Europe and the United States.

DATAhawk PPK Starter Kit

QuestUAV drones are fixed wing drones. Fixed wing drones complement multirotor drones for a surveyor that needs a range of capability. Multirotor (eg DJI Phantom) have been available for hire for some time throughout UK and the rest of the world. However multirotor have limitations and HA coverage is the greatest limitation. Surveyors and Mappers have become increasingly aware that fixed wing drones are more efficient and can cover a larger area in a much shorter span of time.

Director Nigel King said ‘We have been doing this for years, we know how to overcome most of the problems and pitfalls of drone hire.  There are many challenges to overcome in the rental supply chain so the message is … choose your rental company carefully!’

Some Basic QuestUAV Rental Points:

  • Fixed Wing drone hire now available throughout Europe and the USA
  • Rental service with a larger range of models including PPK
  • Complete Systems available with Support, repair and replacement options
  • QuestUAV can progress UK PFCO multirotor users to become qualified fixed wing users within a day

With weekly, monthly or yearly hire available for fixed wing, the cost and potential of conducting a larger survey has just become more manageable. They also offer lease-purchase on some models.
QuestUAV also offer a ‘Fully Certified Drone Operation Team’ to assist in your aerial survey without the hassle, training, certification and insurance.
What they require of you is simply to look after the drone system, do what training is necessary, operate it safely and legally, and return it in good condition. In the event of damage or accident they have rapid repair facilities or replacement drone options.

QuestUAV is the longest running fixed wing manufacturer based in the UK. They Design, Build and Fly small fixed wing unmanned aircraft (sUAV) that carries sensors including high-resolution cameras, infrared, thermal, multispectral and video surveillance. Their network of clients spans across 6 continents and contains strong links with World-Leading Universities and Research institutions.

*based on a yearly hire contract

For further information please visit their Website and Rental Section.
www.questuav.com
Call: +44 1665 479042
Email: sales@questuav.com

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Grande Cote Operations

Grande Cote Operations

Papa Mamadou Diouf (Grande Cote Operations) recently visited QuestUAV to complete his training for the Q-200 UAV system.

If you want to learn more about what our UAV is being used for click on the link below.

http://www.tizir.co.uk/projects-operations/grande-cote-mineral-sands/

Papa Mamadou Diouf (Grande Cote Operations)
Papa Mamadou Diouf completing flight training

“I have had an excellent time with the QuestUAV Team.  This was a great opportunity for me to visit Northumberland, the English hospitality and the professionalism of QuestUAV was amazing.  It has been wonderful, excellent, I have really enjoyed my experience here” – Papa Mamadou Diouf – Grande Cote Operations

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National Pink Day

National Pink Day / Cancer Research

National Pink Day for Cancer Research

Pink Day Cancer Research
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of people born after 1960 who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime

Friday 23rd June is National Pink Day - This year we're supporting Cancer Research UK. Statistically 1 in 2 people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer. That's nearly a third of the people you know or work with.  QuestUAV are proud to play their pink datahawk.

Let's beat cancer sooner.

Cancer Research UK

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