DroneUp, the US end-to-end drone pilot service provider for aerial data collection, has acquired AeroVista Innovations (AVI) in a bid to develop its pilot training services.
The pairing will deliver full-service drone training to private and public sector organisations, with AVI now known as The DroneUp Training Academy.
As part of the acquisition, DroneUp has also taken control of AVI’s assets, employees and customer contacts.
Brendan Stewart, president of AeroVista Innovations, stated: “We are thrilled to integrate our operations into DroneUp’s global business model and combine our industry knowledge to accelerate turn-key solutions for drone program adoption with both public sector and enterprise organizations.
“AVI’s value is rooted in consulting, integrating, and training in-house operations for sectors such as emergency management and law enforcement, offering DroneUp the ability to further serve these markets through its NASPO ValuePoint Multi-State Contract.”
The DroneUp Training Academy will continue to be led by both Brenden Stewart, as training director, and Melanie Harris, sales director.