Drone insurance firm Moonrock has partnered with drone consultancy and software provider Consortiq.
The move means Moonrock customers now have access to CQNet; a flight planning and management system.
CQNet has been designed to enables safer, more scalable flying operations while ensuring compliance with flight regulations.
It includes a flight operations command portal to show real time drone operations; a drone management and maintenance dashboard; airspace intelligence to check weather and flight restrictions; and a mission planning interface.
The software aims to assist drone pilots in reducing the likelihood of an accident, while its scalability allows businesses to oversee their entire drone operations from anywhere at any time.
Commenting on the partnership with Consortiq, Simon Ritterband, managing director at Moonrock Insurance, said: “We are the first drone insurer to offer access to an industry leading package like CQNet. Its cutting-edge software controls many of the safety aspects of commercial drone flying and demands that users follow proper procedures like flight planning and running through check lists before every flight.
“We are excited that we can offer access to CQNet to all our commercial drone pilots. We think it is a major leap forward for commercial drone use, not just for the pilots themselves but also, as with telematics in cars, providing insurers with access to rich data, to model and better understand the risk profile of individuals and the wider flying community.”
Geoff Pugh, UK general 0anager at Consortiq, thinks the partnership is a no brainer when it comes to promoting the safe use of commercial drones.
He said: “CQNet is designed to help make drone flying safer for pilots whilst offering organisations the ability to better manage the compliance and operational aspects of their drone operations. It is equally suited to small business operators – such as a wedding photographer – flying a single drone, through to large fleet operations involving multiple aircraft and pilots such as those used by oil and gas companies. It is everything a drone pilot or a fleet manager needs, on one single platform.
“We welcome this partnership with Moonrock Insurance and see it as a natural fit between two organisations committed to promoting the safer use of commercial drones,” he concluded.
Last month, CDP reported on Moonrock ‘s newly formed partnership with ProDrone Academy.
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