FlyingBasket : POC mission performed for ENEL Group to evaluate Drone usage for transportation of equipment

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FlyingBasket performed a POC mission as part of a study held by the Enel Group through its Global Infrastructure and Networks business line, leading international operator of electricity distribution grids worldwide.

The research aims to evaluate sustainable alternatives that can be instituted at the process level of their energy installation projects. The POC was performed with FB3, a remotely piloted high-performance electric multi-copter in the mountain regions of the province of Bolzano, where flights with metal poles and other tools & equipment, weighing between the range of 80-100kgs were transported along 1.5km distance with an elevation of 400m from the take-off point.

“For ENEL, the utilisation of drones in different types of field operations related to power distribution networks is an important step towards a more efficient and sustainable grid. Collaborations with innovative partners such as FlyingBasket are showing encouraging results in the performance of our networks operations management not only from an economic standpoint but, above all, in terms of enhanced sustainable working conditions and higher environmental benefits.”, said Massimo Maffeis – Network Design, Engineering & Construction, Global Infrastructure & Networks.

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