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ARA Robotics to unveil their revolutionary flight controller, SKYMATETM

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MONTREAL, QC (CANADA) – ARA Robotics, a Canadian UAV technology leader, is proud to unveil SKYMATE at XPONENTIAL 2018, taking place May 1 – 3 in Denver, Colorado. SKYMATE is a revolutionary commercial flight controller built for multirotor UAV configurations, dedicated to industrial applications such as 2D/3D aerial inspection and mapping. With many years of flight validationin harsh Canadian weather, ARA Robotics has proven its product’s reliability across multiple recognized companies, including aerospace giants. SKYMATE is now ready to respond to industry needs internationally.

SKYMATE is the culmination of years of research and development and reflects ARA Robotics’ belief that innovation, reliability and safety should be the standard in all industrial drone operations. A unique and dedicated mission managing software is included in the SKYMATE flight controller series, helping transform the planning, simulation and monitoring of complex missions, making them simple and repeatable.

“We are thrilled to introduce SKYMATE, our flight controller technology at XPONENTIAL 2018. It is the perfect opportunity for us to launch the product and to connect with industry leaders looking to unlock the tremendous economic benefits of UAV technology.” says Pascal Chiva-Bernard, CEO of ARA Robotics. “We believe SKYMATE to seamlessly combine advanced robotics technology and professional software tool kits, enabling the industry to foster the use of automated UAVs for aerial data gathering. The high-quality standards in our production supply chain guarantee product performance and reliability, offered at an affordable price to meet the commercial sector reality.”

“AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL brings together the global unmanned systems and robotics community to see what’s now, what’s new and what’s next for the industry. Attendees from around the world depend on XPONENTIAL to identify the technology advances that will catapult our businesses and personal lives into the future,” said Bryan Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI.

ARA Robotics is dedicated to changing the way businesses view their assets and manage their resources, by striving for constant improvement and technical innovation. As the most renowned unmanned event worldwide, XPONENTIAL is the ideal platform to unveil the SKYMATE product line. Visit booth 1031, May 1 – 3, to explore how ARA Robotics’ wide-ranging UAV expertise can help with your projects. Companies interested in the product or in partnership opportunities can also request a meeting at [email protected]

About ARA Robotics
ARA Robotics is a Canadian company, providing UAV technology to the industry. Our mission is to position our customers as leaders in their business sector, by offering dependable and customizable solutions that help increase their productivity, efficiency and enhance the quality of their work and deliverables. We believe in making UAV technology more affordable, robust and easier to control, with the potential to deliver unparalleled performance and consistency in every mission. Our main goal is to guarantee the quality of the data you gather while offering you the most autonomous solutions. Working closely with research labs and businesses, ARA Robotics collaborates in North American technological research projects focusing on advanced aircraft control, accuracy, and reliability of inertial navigation solutions coupled with different sensors, as well as software to manage UAVs and their data. To learn more about ARA Robotics, visit ara-uas.com

Backed by AUVSI, XPONENTIAL is the largest trade show for unmanned systems and robotics offering exclusive access to a highly-targeted audience of more than 8000 unmanned vehicles and robotics professionals, with more than 725 exhibitors coming from a wide range of high-growth industries over the course of four days. The event features a cutting-edge conference highlighting the latest technology advancements, use cases and policy, networking opportunities, and a trade show floor with the full spectrum of unmanned systems across all domains. XPONENTIAL 2018 will take place April 30 to May 3, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

AUVSI (www.auvsi.org) is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotics technologies. AUVSI members support the defense, civil and commercial sectors.

For further information:
Elena Toutchinskaia –  Communications Agent
[email protected]
+1 (833) 272-8287


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Transport Canada issued the first compliant operator SFOC to a company based in the province of Quebec.

On November 17, Arpentage Parleciel, a land survey firm based in New Richmond, Qc, received the first compliant operator Special Flight Operations Certificate. This type of SFOC, less restrictive than a complex or simplified operator type, allow the company to fly almost anywhere in Canada without prior notification to Transport Canada. Arpentage Parleciel becomes one of the first companies, if not the first company, to obtain a compliant SFOC covering all Canadian provinces and territories. Applying to this SFOC required Arpentage Parleciel to prove their compliance on three major criteria: UAV, pilot qualifications and manuals and procedures.

In the present case, the company chose the Infinitejib Surveyor 630. This UAV designed in Ontario for technical data acquisition is listed on the compliant UAV list since May 2016. Its 6 motors in a “Y” configuration enable the aircraft to lift loads up to 4 kg in winds gusting up to 80 km/h. The stability of the Surveyor 630 is making that UAV suitable for professional land surveying operations.

As for training, all the pilots of the company were trained by Spectral Aviation. Based on Transport Canada’s TP15263, the courses allowed Arpentage Parleciel’s employee to gain the required level of knowledge. The certificate provided by the training organization then enabled the New Richmond company to show a solid proof of qualification to the civil aviation regulation body.

Regarding the development of procedures, the New Richmond based company called on the expertise of Spectral Aviation’s team in order to advise and guide them for the writing of an operations manual containing procedures to meet the requirements of a compliant small UAV operator as stated in the SI 623-001. It was then possible for Arpentage Parleciel to operate for several years under the conditions of complex operator SFOC and thus show their high degree of professionalism and their aptitude to carry out safe operations.

Unlike recent incidents involving UAVs being flown dangerously close to manned aircraft, it is encouraging to see companies increasingly concerned about their safe integration to the Canadian airspace and, while aiming for compliancy, being granted more operational freedom by Transport Canada.

Mathieu Boulianne

General Manager of Spectral Aviation