Drone registration figures from the FAA have confirmed the senseFly eBee as the most popular commercial fixed wing in the US.
The data is according to an official FAA Part 107 commercial drone registration data acquired by senseFly following an FOIA request.
It showed that senseFly small Unmanned Aerial Systems account for almost half of all new commercial fixed-wing drone registrations, at 45%.
The FAA’s figures, spanning the period January to September 2018, the latest data available, showed that last year’s registrations of the senseFly eBee are 29% ahead of the next fixed-wing provider on the list.
CEO of senseFly, Gilles Labossière, commented: “These figures confirm senseFly’s professional eBee drone as the universal fixed-wing of choice, trusted by professionals to be their go-to aerial mapping solution.”
He added: “What we see is that industrial users are increasingly understanding the efficiency benefits a fixed-wing solution can bring over other sUAS platforms, such as quadcopters; primarily, that a fixed-wing drone’s greater endurance enables operators to complete medium- and larger-sized projects faster than a rotary drone. This helps to reduce in-field labour costs at a project level, and it enables operators to complete, and bill, more projects each week.”