This SW suite delivers a scalable, one-stop option for managing data collection, processing, analysis and delivery across drone, satellite and other technologies.

Chicago, IL – 30 April, 2019 — Airbus Aerial announces the opening up of its software suite to add the ability for large enterprises and UAS service providers to manage the ordering, collection, processing, analysis and distribution of UAS data themselves and to deliver to their internal and external customers. This expands on the previous solutions delivered by the Aerial team to enable insurers to respond to major weather events with a full solution encompassing, drone and satellite data, analytics and custom software to enable settlements. These expanded capabilities now enable companies who want to collect data themselves has the tools they need to manage the whole process and get access to external data services when needed.

Specifically for the UAS market, this suite seamlessly connects the users’ need for site-specific information, with internal company pilots and external vendors, while managing the full chain of events in-between. The Aerial suite offerings will be demonstrated to the public during the AUVSI XPONENTIAL Annual Conference and Expo 2019 in Chicago, Illinois, April 29 – May 2, at the Airbus booth, #3839.

 “We’re now making the robust set of software and operational tools we built to manage flight operations internally for our customers available to those who want to manage their own program globally, at scale,” explains Airbus Aerial President, Jesse Kallman.

“From flight operations to data acquisition and storage, through to image and data distribution- our suite can help customers to manage the entire process themselves  – which saves them valuable time and simplifies processes – all within a single, cloud-based platform, “ Kallman said.  

For many large enterprises seeking to manage UAS technologies, or to create a viable drone department, UAS technologies are especially challenging due to the diversity of domains, stakeholders, and systems that must be considered. Many important factors are involved, including: policies and procedures, airspace regulations to include LAANC and UTM, processing software, data management and data integration. The Aerial platform solves such challenges by providing its users with holistic access to imagery and data management in a one-stop, cloud-based platform. The platform also easily allows users to import their own historical data into one place for business users to access and share.

“Our suite’s capabilities make it much more practical for businesses to adopt new UAS technologies at the enterprise level,“ Kallman said.

Airbus Aerial specializes in multiple UAS services markets, including insurance. This software suite was first deployed by the Aerial team in 2017 to support insurance customers during Hurricane Harvey. Since then, it has successfully supported tens of thousands of commercial insurance claims, saving our customers millions of dollars in loss adjustment expenses per event.

To schedule a demonstration of the Aerial platform during 2019 AUVSI EXPONENTIAL demo@airbusaerial.com.  For enterprises wanting to leverage drone, satellite or other technologies, create their own drone program or for service providers seeking to better support their customers, demonstrations may be also be scheduled at airbusaerial.com/7-ways.

Launched by leading global aerospace firm, Airbus, Airbus Aerial is focused on building solutions leveraging all forms of aerial data across drones, satellites and fixed wing aircraft. This data is combined in software that allows users to bring in analytics, custom tools etc. to inform decisions and drive decisive actions. Also provided are tools to automate the collection of drone data in order to allow businesses around the world to leverage this important new technology. To learn more about Airbus Aerial visit www.airbusaerial.com.

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017 it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 129,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Contacts for the media

Bart Greer                             barton.greer@airbus.com                              +1 571-306-7246