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UAVs to get the hands-on approach from ExecuJet in Africa

Posted 13 June 2017 · Add Comment

ExecuJet is announcing the addition of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services at its African facilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Lagos.

UAVs, known more commonly as drones, will form an integral part of ExecuJet’s operations, enabling clients to carry out inspections, surveys, mapping and photography in greater detail. ExecuJet will be able to deploy UAVs to any location on the continent, as required by its customers.

Gavin Kiggen (pictured right), director, aviation Africa, ExecuJet, says: “The market for drone technology in the commercial sector has been increasing in recent years and is expected to grow at a rate of 19%+ between 2017 and 2020, as the technology becomes more widely utilised. Whilst attending the Drone Con conference, it emerged from research done by Dr Roelof Botha that in South Africa, the drone market is expected to create 24,000+ jobs by as early as the end of 2018, contributing R2b+ to the economy.

“UAVs can be used in various ways, from wind turbine inspections and crop monitoring, to covering sporting events and filming for television and movies. Industry experts believe that Africa is one of the most progressive regions when it comes to drone technology.”

ExecuJet will be offering RPL training to its existing pilots and staff, through its certified SA CAA partner, to ensure its staff are fully able to meet client requests and carry these out safely and efficiently. 

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