Australian ‘Uber for drones’ launches in NZ

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(Image: Rakesh Routhu & Tom Caska, Co-founders, Aerologix)

singaporeairshow imageAustralian drone technology startup Aerologix is taking its first step towards international operations, has launched its platform in New Zealand. Pilots are invited to register on the Aerologix web or mobile app, available on iOS and Android, which will allow them to work on an array of aerial capture projects, including high-quality aerial footage and photos for social events, event and marketing requirements. As well as enterprise solutions such as asset inspections and technical imaging requirements; digital twins, terrain mapping and photogrammetry.

Aerologix was founded by former Qantas pilot Tom Caska and IT expert Rakesh Routhu in 2019 after they met while studying their MBAs. In a few years, Aerologix has grown rapidly from having a few hundred pilots on its platform to now having more than 10,000 as well as partnerships established with the likes of Clean Up Australia. Enterprise jobs vary across a number of industries including surveying, infrastructure, renewables, telecommunications and construction.

Caska says, “We’re so excited to be launching Aerologix in New Zealand, a country known for picturesque landscapes, perfect for capturing stunning aerial footage. Drone photography has quickly become a must-have for businesses, especially those in regions with vast landscapes as well as urban environments, such as New Zealand.  Aerologix offers pilots the opportunity to work on a variety of aerial photography projects, allowing them to showcase their skills in a range of sectors.”

Routhu says, “We are looking forward to welcoming New Zealand’s drone pilots to experience our award winning platform and apps, for projects and airspace information, that is currently being used by pilots in Australia everyday.”

To mark the launch, Aerologix is running a drone footage competition, which comes with a NZD$5,000 total prize pool. The competition will run from Monday 17 April until Wednesday 24 May, with a judge choosing a weekly theme for the entries via the Aerologix web app.

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