Swiss company Flyability has a truly unique offering – a collision tolerant drone capable of inspecting dark, dangerous indoor spaces like mine shafts, box girders, or nuclear tanks. Now Flyability’s flagship product Elios will be more easily available to the U.S. market, as the company announces a partnership with Exelon, North America’s leading competitive energy provider.
Elios drones fly inside of a collision tolerant cage, which allows it to roll off of the sides of tight spaces. The technology marvel is the ability of the drone to stay steady within the cage, acquiring clear data. The ability to fly drone inspections inside nuclear facilities saves companies enormous amounts of time and money because they don’t have to shut down operations for an inspection – and most importantly, saves workers from exposure to dangerous radiation. After acquiring 15 Elios drones to equip each of its nuclear sites, the company has committed to help the industry adopt the Elios solution. It’s a vote of confidence in the Elios solution that should help drive up Flyability’s company profile.
The companies have announced that Exelon will become a reseller of Flyability Elios through it subsidiary AeroLabs. Exelon AeroLabs provides innovative software and data analysis solutions for energy asset inspections.
Patrick Thevoz, the CEO of Flyability says, “The network and expertise of Exelon AeroLabs is a serious asset to increase our presence in the US utility industry. We see this partnership as a great opportunity to increase business in the US and are proud of this endorsement of our technology.”
“At Exelon, we have realized significant safety improvements and cost-reduction using the Elios to perform indoor asset inspections at our facilities. We feel this is a valuable asset every generating station should have on-hand. As an authorized reseller, we look forward to helping the industry adopt the Elios, and collaborating with Flyability to unlock new innovations, ” comments Colbey Ryan, Co-Founder and head of Business Development for AeroLabs.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
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