Drone technology firm SkyOp has launched a new consultancy division for enterprise-level corporations seeking to realize the advantages drone technology can deliver for large-scale businesses.
Through its commercial UAV training division and its work implementing educational curricula in high schools and colleges, SkyOp has helped numerous clients navigate the intricacies of creating and scaling complex drone programs.
With the launch of its Enterprise Drone Consultancy, SkyOp is meeting the growing demand from businesses seeking to develop and deploy UAV technology for its inherent competitive advantages and impactful results to worker safety. To help guide executives through the application of drone technology for their unique needs, SkyOp has created a series of free assessment tools from which its program specialists will develop a customized implementation strategy.
SkyOp is able to help enterprise corporations evaluate drone applications, establish the necessary internal compliance and policy procedures, and maximize the competitive advantage UAVs can deliver. As enterprise corporations seek to limit personal interactions throughout their operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, drones can help reduce risk, lower costs, improve operational efficiency and productivity, and even open entirely new revenue streams for a business. Yet, many corporate decision-makers need assistance in determining exactly how drones can impact their business, how to go about building or scaling a program, and above all, how to deliver consistent return on their drone investment.
SkyOp’s “Ultimate Drone Reference Guide,” which initially served as the delivery platform for its interactive educational curricula, has evolved into a one-of-a-kind tool that enables SkyOp specialists to lead enterprise corporations through the complex process of realizing the benefits of aerial drones for its own unique business model. From initial drone application ideation, to development of corporate procedures consistent with local, state and federal regulations, to creation of internal pilot training and data analysis capabilities, this proprietary cloud-based platform represents a one-of-a-kind collection of industry expertise.
SkyOp is also expanding its Virtual Drone Flight Training capabilities to accommodate the unique demands being foisted upon the industry by the current Covid-induced travel and social distancing restrictions. These new capabilities will not only enable its individual pilot instruction and institutional educational curricula clients to seamlessly progress student learning, but ensure enterprise clients are still able to develop and deploy drones regardless of the public health restrictions on in-person instruction.
The FAA forecasts that there will be close to one million commercial drones operating in the U.S. alone by 2023. Generally, the public is familiar with UAVs being deployed by the media or for public safety applications, but some forward-looking industrial sectors have also realized great success deploying aerial platforms. Within the energy sector, drones are inspecting power transmission lines, wind turbines, solar panels, etc., and innovative companies in the construction sector often leverage UAV platforms for site preparation, inspections, project monitoring, etc. Just as drone technology can reduce the amount of time it takes to turn data into decisions, SkyOp is able help its enterprise clients turn UAV technology into truly business-driving competitive advantages.