SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. and TOULOUSE, France – Delair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions, announced the global availability of its newest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution, the Delair UX11. The autonomous aircraft enables increased efficiency, accuracy and productivity to enterprises in how they collect and analyze data. The Delair UX11 fixed-wing drone provides precise views over large areas, enabling cloud-based machine learning analytics that derive real-time business intelligence.

The drone’s operational characteristics can be used for a variety of imaging, mapping, monitoring and maintenance tasks not previously possible with other terrestrial or airborne approaches.

The Delair UX11 combines features suited for operation in different conditions and flight requirements including, where allowed, beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations.

The new model consists of a portable lightweight (1.4 kg) and modular hardware frame that is easy to assemble. The drone features BTOL (bird-like take-off and landing) for steep-climb take offs and descents in confined areas, can remain airborne for up to an hour, and is capable of covering 500 acres in a single flight. Pilots can control the drone through either 2.4 GHz wireless communication or available 3G/4G cellular networks.

The UX11 drone is controlled and monitored with Delair Fight Deck intuitive software, which can be run from standard Android tablets and allows mission planning and pre-flight checks. Once airborne, real time monitoring gives pilots flexibility to adjust flights and camera settings, and also verify results as they are collected. Post-flight analytics can be performed through integration with popular software applications.

The UX11 features an embedded smart global-shutter camera that produces results up to 1 cm of precision from a height of 400 feet. The camera can be controlled while in flight, making mission adjustments and data quality monitoring an efficient process.

The Delair UX11 is built to be future proof, with an electronics infrastructure that can be upgraded to incorporate new features as they are developed. It passed all final testing phases and is now available from Delair Authorized Distributors in more than 70 countries.