DJI has launched the Mavic Air 2 drone, a move it says “ushers in a new era of aerial creativity.”
The global drone firm described how it aims to combine high-grade imaging, intuitive yet advanced flight performance and revolutionary smart and safe technology in the “best all-around drone” it has ever made.
Created to make capturing unique, high-quality content from the air simple, fun, and safe, DJI committed to offering flagship capabilities via the new device in a compact and easy to use folding drone, featuring 8K functionality.
Pilots can now also stay in the air longer with an enhanced maximum flight time.
Commenting on the launch, DJI’s president Roger Luo, said: “Mavic Air 2 is another milestone for DJI, demonstrating that our smartest consumer drone does not have to be the largest.
“While the Mavic Air 2 bears all the hallmarks of the Mavic drone family, we had to completely rethink its design and development process. Our goal was to create a drone that offered the best overall experience possible to even the most novice pilot.”
Adding: “We hope our drones can help boost creativity and become a fun yet educational experience that can be enjoyed, even at this unprecedented moment in history.”
On safety, DJI says it wants to set itself a new standard.
The Mavic Air 2 is equipped with unprecedented new safety features to help make flying as safe as possible. Obstacle sensors on the front and rear of the drone warn pilots when they’re too close to an object and can also be set to stop the drone from moving any closer to avoid collision.
Additional sensors and auxiliary lights on the bottom of Mavic Air 2 assist with several functions including smooth, automatic landing even in difficult lighting. Mavic Air 2 also comes equipped with our GEO geofencing solution to help keep drones away from the highest-risk locations, such as busy airports.
On this, Brendan Schulman, DJI’s VP of policy and legal affairs, said: “DJI has an unwavering commitment to enhance drone safety with technology, and Mavic Air 2 implements yet another pioneering safety solution for drone operations.”
Adding: “Our ambitious commitment to installing ADS-B in our new product models means Mavic Air 2 will be the world’s largest single deployment of ADS-B receiver technology, fulfilling and furthering our vision as the industry’s leader on voluntary safety efforts.”
The COVID-19 pandemic introduced new complexities for global shipping and logistics of many products.
As a result, the Mavic Air 2 will be initially available for immediate purchase in China while other regions will begin taking preorders with an expected ship time of mid-May.
Mavic Air 2 will be available in two purchasing options:
- a standard package which includes Mavic Air 2, one battery, remote controller and all the required wires and cables for $799.
- the Fly More option which includes all items from the standard version as well as a shoulder bag, ND filters, charging hub, and 3 batteries for $988.