Skyports aids Australia’s Carbonix in long-haul BVLOS missions
Skyports Drone Services is again expanding its global business footprint, this time in Australia through a new partnership developing the long-range beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations of Sydney-based UAV data collection specialist Carbonix.
Its link-up with Carbonix marks Skyports’ first foray into Australia’s booming drone sector. Given the nation’s vast size, long-distance BVLOS services are expected to be an increasingly valuable asset to companies down under that require mapping, surveying, and geographical composition data collection of their sprawling industrial, mining, and agricultural holdings.
UK-based Skyports says it has already deployed staff to begin working to strengthen the capacities Carbonix has to provide those drone missions, and facilitate securing additional BVLOS approvals from Australia’s regulators.
Founded by a veteran of America’s Cup racing, Carbonix began building high-performance boats…