Ontario-based Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) provider SkyX has announced its public launch as it prepares to secure its Round A financing, the company said.
SkyX has developed UAVs, commonly known as drones, to service the oil and gas industry
by inspecting pipelines for damage, for mapping, and for security surveillance.
The company´s SkyOne drones, available on a service-leasing model, offer Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities, as well as autonomous flight and recharging. SkyOne can travel at 150km per hour for 70 min and can detect leaks, vandalism, vegetation encroachment, and more.
The oil and gas sector currently relies heavily on road vehicles and helicopters to detect any damage or threat. Both methods are more expensive, and less efficient than the SkyX solution. SkyOne allows for 24/7, unlimited data collection, provided in real-time and offers a far wider scope of information for the user.
Significantly, the SkyOne is able to recharge itself in the field. Through proprietary technology, rather than returning to home base to recharge, it flies to the nearest available xStation, where it recharges in a weather-shielded dome before continuing its mission.
SkyX is an innovative aerospace group based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) founded by Didi Horn, a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force and a drone pilot.