Flight Log Access Facilitates Monitoring, Maintenance & Compliance

Seven software partners now accept flight logs from DroneDeploy, one of many new features for enterprise

Oct 18, 2016 · 7 min read

By Anya Lamb, Marketing Manager @DroneDeploy

In the last year, the commercial drone space has seen phenomenal growth not only in overall drone adoption, but in the sophistication and size of businesses integrating drones in their workflows. Growing drone operations need tools that will grow with them to help manage expanding teams.

New Tools for Growing Teams

Today, we’re excited to announce important new tools to help businesses manage their teams, monitor fleet activity and ensure compliance.

Flight logs are here!

Flight logs are a vital record of flight activities often required for regulatory compliance and insurance, but for many drone pilots, the process of capturing and logging flight data has been a manual and tedious one. Fortunately, it just got a lot easier to log mapping flights and extract important insights.

Now, DroneDeploy users can access highly detailed automated logs of their mapping flights in DroneDeploy — containing GPS positioning, camera activity data and more — and easily import them to one of seven partners, where they can:

  • Automate recording of all drone flights for compliance and insurance purposes
  • Monitor equipment performance to recommend preventative maintenance
  • Explore trends in flight characteristics to define best practices
To access flight logs (available only for new flights), click at the top of a completed map to expand map details, and find a link to flight logs at the bottom of the side panel. Learn more about how to access flight logs.

Flight logs are accessible for all new flights flown with DroneDeploy once images are uploaded to the original flight plan and processed.

Manage Your Organization

The ability to access flight logs isn’t the only thing new in DroneDeploy. We’ve also added new frequently-requested capabilities to our Business and Enterprise plans, including the ability to add multiple team members to the same organization and payment plan and co-brand your DroneDeploy portal.

Easily add and remove members. Learn how to manage your organization.

These changes are just the tip of the iceberg. We are building many more features today to empower the full-scale drone operations of tomorrow.

Meet Our Seven Flight Logs Partners

Leverage one of our seven partners that accept DroneDeploy flight logs to help you make sense of the data.

Airnest provides planning and flight analytics software for drones. Driven by intuitive, elegant design, Airnest provides simple solutions for complex commercial drone operations through a combination of mobile tools and a robust analytics platform. With Airnest, flights are automatically synced and analyzed, delivering pilots with real-time logging, performance data and flight metrics.

“We’re thrilled to partner with DroneDeploy to offer pilots holistic solutions for their commercial drone operations with moment-by-moment flight analysis and performance metrics,” Ben Brautigam, Co Founder/CEO, said.

Drone Complier enables drone operators to overcome significant operations and regulatory burdens and efficiently generate actionable data with drones through our native iOS and Android aps. Through our patented software and Drone Deploy’s new flight log integration, we are able to expand our services and offerings beyond safety compliance and operations management. Critical to any successful mission is the ability to document and analyze mission flights. This new sharing of data between our software platforms allows our users to take advantage of Drone Deploy’s incredible software and simply integrate their cutting edge mapping technology. Drone Complier users will immediately be able to take advantage of this terrific new offering with just a few clicks in our next software release.

“The team at Drone Complier is really excited by this new tool available to our software users. DroneDeploy continues to lead the industry in advancing the value and capabilities of drone operations and by integrating the flight logs we believe that this will be of great value to all of our clients.” — Brian Whiteside Co-Founder COO Drone Complier

DroneLogbook provides commercial drone operators with a platform to plan and track flight operations, maintenance, incidents and equipment all from an easy to use software application. Our platform integrates your business operations with your regulatory obligations saving you time and money.

“We are very excited to be part of DroneDeploy’s efforts to create a more integrated solution for commercial drone operators. Our customers have been asking for better industry cooperation for quite a while and with DroneDeploy’s broad user base and role as industry leader this step will go a long way towards improving operational efficiency for the commercial drone industry,” said Yves Jusot, CEO of DroneLogbook.

Healthy Drones provides UAV pilots and fleet operators with innovative flight data analytics for preventive maintenance, regulatory reporting, general aircraft health, and flight performance. More than 20,000 users in 150 countries use HealthyDrones to analyze their UAV flights. With over 1,000,000 flights loaded into our cloud-based platform, HealthyDrones helps both hobbyists and commercial operators be better and safer pilots.

“We’re excited to add DroneDeploy logs to our expanding pool of supported flight data,” said Bill Gaylord, CEO of HealthyDrones. “Pilots and operators can now take advantage of advanced mapping and imagery analysis from DroneDeploy, while getting a more holistic view of their flight operations and performance in HealthyDrones.”

Kittyhawk.io provides native, cross-platform, and unlimited fleet management and logging services. They’re proud to serve pilots and commercial teams from more than 10 countries, across industries from professional sports leagues to imagery and insurance.

“Like DroneDeploy, we want to bubble up insights out of large data sets,” says Josh Ziering, Co-Founder of Kittyhawk. “By partnering, we’re excited to make it easy for pilots to gain insights not just from their sensor-derived data sets, but from their own fleets as well.”

NVdrones creates cloud-based software solutions for drone fleet management. The company provides a web and mobile app for drone pilots and businesses to efficiently manage their team whether they are in the office or in a remote field. NVdrones leverages flight logs to make it easier and more effective to keep tabs on your team and equipment. Flight logs automate logging and recording processes as well as offer drone businesses deeper insight about how they’re flying. Imagine the difference between logging all of your bank transactions manually vs. linking your bank account with accounting software.

“It’s been a pleasure to work together with DroneDeploy, who shares our vision for automated, intelligible, and insightful data,” said Kevin Mukai, co-founder of NVdrones. “Not only regarding data about farms or construction sites, but also regarding the drone and pilot themselves.”

The Skyward platform connects all the people, processes, and things involved in drone operations into one continuous workflow. Companies and fleet operators configure Skyward to meet their business requirements in order to run efficiently and easily manage complex processes. Companies that use drones save time and scale faster by relying on Skyward to connect all the people, processes, and equipment into one continuous workflow.

“Many large companies and enterprises are looking to scale their drone program and do it efficiently,” said Jonathan Evans, CEO of Skyward. “Now, with access to DroneDeploy flight logs, Skyward customers can manage flight information across their entire fleet.”

Where to Learn More

Check out our support documentation to learn more about our new features:

Want to learn how how other businesses are scaling their drone operations? Watch our recent webinar with construction firm Brasfield & Gorrie, to hear how they have grown from one pilot to a fleet of certified operators.

Try DroneDeploy Today

Want to learn how DroneDeploy can help your business? Visit www.dronedeploy.com or start your free trial today. The DroneDeploy mobile application is available for free download for both iOS and Android devices.

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