PrecisionHawk and Skylogic upcoming whitepaper highlights economic benefits of BVLOS operation

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PrecisionHawk and Skylogic Research have confirmed that a soon-to-be-published whitepaper will highlight the benefits of using drones for BVLOS operations.

The whitepaper will describe how BVLOS can be beneficial across a wide variety of industries.

More specifically, the report will detail how the economics of BVLOS compare with visual-line-of-sight drone operations, as well as more traditional methods such as manual inspections or the use of manned aircraft.

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Key findings include how one oil company using drones reduced well pad inspection costs by approximately 66%, from around £60-£70 ($80-$00) per well pad, to around £34-£45 ($45-$60) per pad and through the use of BVLOS drone-based data collection, one insurer estimated they could save 20% on costs associated with claims adjustment.

Additionally, one estimate showed that flying drones BVLOS costs £150-£230 ($200-$300) per mile compared to helicopter flights that cost an average of £910-£1,200 per mile.

 

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