UAV

Fleet Management

 

 

         Your UAV Fleet is very important to you and deserves the up most respect and support. We know that keeping your fleet of drones up to the highest standard is top priority which is why we offer unparalleled response to all your UAV needs.

Our team is standing by to support, service, maintain and document every aspect of your vehicles no matter the size and make sure they are Operational at all times.

We are ready to travel to any part of the country to provide your drone fleet exactly what it needs to stay ready for your missions.

We provide service for a single UAV up to a skies limit and can provide a one time service, weekly, biweekly and monthly inspection to ensure your drones are always ready. If we need to travel in state or out of state the cost of travel will fluctuate depending on the mode and distance of travel.

If our services are something your would like more information about please feel free to contact us at sales@benchrekt.com

 

In an article written by The Financial Times…

Drone Fleet Management is Crucial  For All Efficient UAV Operations

 

Few fleet managers would see attacks by bald eagles on their vehicles as a threat — that is until news emerged that Dutch company Guard From Above is training birds of prey to intercept hostile drones.

However, while the birds will target unauthorised machines used in the execution of crime, legitimate commercial drones are not in their sights.

Aside from their negative stigma, drones offer a growing range of applications in the fields of security and surveillance. Much attention has focused on the possibility of drones delivering packages, but the difficulties of navigating urban areas safely means that, for now at least, there is greater commercial potential for use of drones by industries whose operations are in remote locations and specific projects where drones can gather information a normal human could not.

Monitoring the integrity of large, distant infrastructure such as wind farms, oil facilities, gas installations and large trash sites are a few tasks to which drones are suited. Monitoring gas flaring at oil and gas fields is one such example where drones can replace human surveillance, whether from the ground or aircraft essentially removing the human from any dangerous situations.

“When you’ve got plants and machinery moving around, that’s where it’s ideal,” says James Harrison, co-founder and chief executive of Sky-Futures, which uses drones to inspect oil and gas installations. “They’re flying computers that can capture a lot of details and data that humans can’t, and from angles and places humans can’t get to.”

Moreover, drones do not get tired or bored. “Drones replace the individual where the job is very remote, tedious, time-consuming and prone to human error,” says Roei Ganzarski, president and chief executive of BoldIQ, whose software helps companies manage complex operations. Additionally, UAV solutions like ours also remove individuals from Dangerous situations and assist in getting data that was otherwise unattainable.

Drones can also help reduce the risk of fighting fires, particularly in areas prone to outbreaks such as Australia and parts of the western US, by helping crews understand more quickly the direction in which the fires are moving.

“With the smoke, you don’t want to put up a piloted aircraft,” says Mr Ganzarski. “A drone could fly into the fire and give real-time information on where to go to and where not to go to avoid risk.”

Farmers are harnessing drones’ capabilities. By flying over fields, the machines can collect accurate images of the state of planted crops, providing more detail than satellites. This allows farmers to identify areas where crops need more attention to increase yields.

Using drones to spread fertiliser or pesticides across large areas of land means any accidents involve a machine rather than putting pilots at risk of injury or death in light aircraft.

Across such industries, drone fleets could start to emerge as companies see the potential for the cost savings and increased safety during surveillance and other operations, says Simon Menashy, investment director at MMC Ventures, which has invested £2.5m in Sky-Futures.

Many oil and gas operators are interested in deploying drones on their platforms permanently, says Mr Menashy. “And there are 10,000 oil rig platforms in place around the world.”

But as the industrial use of drones spreads, a question for operators will be how to navigate the vast amounts of data generated by fleets of flying robots.

In some ways, managing drone fleets will not differ from other fleets. After all, logistics companies have long used software to collect real-time data on trucks and other vehicles to devise fuel-efficient routes and faster deliveries. However, the type and volume of information drones can collect and transmit will demand new forms of data analysis.

“There’s one big difference in the operation of drones versus trucks, vans and taxis, and that’s the three-dimensional element,” says Mr Ganzarski. “A drone doesn’t just go down a fixed road — it can fly anywhere and at any altitude.”

Rising drone usage may not spell the end of other types of fleets. “You’ll see a lot of companies taking on drones,” says Mr Ganzarski, “not necessarily as the main vehicle, but as a supplement or part of a mixed fleet.”

Meanwhile, data management, emerging regulations covering the operation of drones and the need to take steps to ensure they fly safely will create new challenges for fleet managers.

This is not seen as a barrier to the growth of drone fleets, however. According to the Teal Group, a US-based research and analysis firm, global spending on the production of unmanned aerial vehicles — for both military and commercial use — will reach $93bn in the next 10 years. It is an industry with high-flying potential — in every sense. Link

 

Having a competent, Knowledgeable drone fleet management partner is very important and we want to be that partner. If you have more questions or are interested in having us be your UAV fleet management solution please feel free to contact our Fleet Management department – email: sales@benchrekt.com – ATTN: Fleet Management