Delivery, oil and agriculture top the agenda at annual DJI AirWorks


Drone application in delivery, oil and agriculture markets will take centre stage at this year’s DJI AirWorks among other focus on wider commercial UAV use.

Taking place in Los Angeles this year from September 24-26, DJI have confirmed that the likes of the American Petroleum Institute, Corteva Agriscience, DroneDeploy, FLIR Systems, Los Angeles Fire Department, Marathon Oil and Microsoft will be in attendance to showcase their drone use.

As part of a release documenting what to expect at this year’s event, DJI detailed how attendees can expect to learn more about how FedEx uses drones to improve efficiency, how BNSF uses the tech for industrial disaster response and recovery on North America’s freight railroad network, how Snohomish County Fire District and Arlington Police Department are integrating drones and K9 units and how researchers at Texas A&M use drones for advanced remote sensing and precision management for agriculture.

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Commenting on the upcoming event, Jan Gasparic, director of strategic partnerships at DJI, said: “Today more than ever before drones are being used for mission critical tasks from industrial inspections, to improve crop management and yields, and for life-saving public safety operations.”

Adding: “At AirWorks 2019 we will assemble the drone industry’s innovators and thought leaders to provide attendees with critical knowledge that will help them put drones to work in their businesses more effectively and efficiently, and give them a first look at the exciting future of DJI’s enterprise drone technology.”

DJI has said that this year, AirWorks is expected to draw over 700 attendees and will offer 60 educational workshops spanning five core industries including agriculture, construction, energy, infrastructure, and public safety.

Commercial Drone Professional will be reporting live from the event again this year.

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