ING Robotic Aviation, Canada’s leader in unmanned aircraft system solutions, is pleased to announce it will be partnering with Canadore College this June to offer the first UAV program in Ontario. This demonstrates leadership not only in Canada but also internationally.
UAVs, or unmanned aerial vehicles, are aircraft without a human pilot on board. Flight is controlled either autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. They are proving to have a wide range of applications, especially given their greatly reduced footprint (in terms of cost, safety and environment) when compared to many roles currently performed by helicopters and conventional aircraft.
Since their effective use for surveillance in Canadian military operations, robotic aircraft in Canada are proving to be able to provide numerous opportunities across the economy. This is the next stage in Canada’s history of leadership in aviation. Key uses of UAVs now include aerial surveillance and monitoring in the oil and gas, geomatics, mining and utilities sectors.
"Unmanned aerial vehicles play an increasing role in the future of the aviation industry," states George Burton, President of Canadore College. "These systems are being used around the world for everything from mapping and surveying work to agriculture and communications."
“It’s all about getting the right information into the right hands, in a timely manner” states ING Robotic Aviation’s founder and CEO, Ian Glenn. “Unmanned aircraft, combined with relevant sensors and systems, represents a great technology as it allows managers in many sectors access to actionable data that they might otherwise not have been able to afford, or maybe not even be able to acquire at all.”
Over the past 10 years, ING has demonstrated unprecedented leadership in the field of robotic aviation. With over 200 companies in the industry, ING Robotic Aviation is one of the largest and most experienced. The company has over 30,000 hours of experience where most of the competition in this field only describes their experience in hundreds of hours.
ING Robotic Aviation understands that great technology comes from great people. The company is privileged to work with a practical and innovative institution like Canadore College on this initiative. This collaboration between ING and Canadore hopes to rebuild Canada’s lead in aviation, create high tech jobs and foster northern development.
Source: ING Robotic Aviation
Date: Apr 17, 2013