Drones: The Catalyst for a Safer and Greener Revolution in Mining
Carbonix Blog
by Philip van der Burg
2d ago
With an increased focus on environmental considerations and a need to keep costs down, the mining industry is constantly searching for innovative solutions. One of the most effective examples of this is the utilisation of drones, as Dario Valenza, founder of Carbonix, details in his recent article with Austmine.   Drones: The Catalyst for a Safer and Greener Revolution in Mining, provides a fascinating look at how one of Australia’s most important sectors is evolving and adapting to new technology. And with good reason; by 2040, it’s expected that adopting drones will save the indust ..read more
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Carbonix lead Australian-first, CASA-approved BVLOS flight performing over 150km of powerline inspections in South Australia
Carbonix Blog
by Philip van der Burg
4M ago
Carbonix and South Australian Power Networks (SAPN) have been working together to push the limits of what’s possible for Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UASs) on long-range flights. Their 18-month partnership culminated in a recent Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)-approved Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) mission to inspect over 150km of powerlines in one hop – an Australian first and a significant step toward securing regional power reliability in South Australia. For countries like Australia with large remote populations, powerline inspections and maintenance can be a major challenge. For ..read more
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Carbonix and ANU’s Bushfire Centre of Excellence driving predictive models for proactive bushfire management
Carbonix Blog
by Anthony Theo
7M ago
Three years of La Nina events have fuelled vegetation growth across Victoria, but this has dried out rapidly over the past few months due to record-breaking dry conditions and warmer-than-average temperatures. Victoria’s Country Fire Authority deputy chief officer, Alen Slijepcevic, said that last year about 7000 hectares were burnt in bushfires, but this year, about triple that figure has been burnt. In 2019 and 2020, blazes ravaged 1.5 million hectares. This year’s fire season is slightly different to that of 2019/20 because the main threat is from grass fires, spurred by three years of heav ..read more
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Send in the drones: Pointerra, Carbonix partnership to reshape data and analytics in mining
Carbonix Blog
by Kelly Heij
9M ago
Leading drone solutions provider Carbonix and geospatial analytics company Pointerra join forces to elevate LiDAR data processing in the Australian drone industry. Perth-based Pointerra (ASX:3DP) has signed a strategic partnership with leading drone solutions provider Carbonix as the two companies look to revolutionise the way the Utilities and Mining sectors in Australia leverage drone technology for enhanced data collection and analytics. The collaboration aims to integrate Pointerra’s cutting-edge post-flight LiDAR and imagery data processing solution with Carbonix’s aut ..read more
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Carbonix partners with Skyports Drone Services to scale up of long-range drone operations in Australia
Carbonix Blog
by Kelly Heij
10M ago
Carbonix has partnered with global drone operator, Skyports Drone Services,  to scale beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations across the country using its long-range vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft .  In the first phase of the partnership, Skyports Drone Services will embed specialist international drone pilots within Carbonix. The expert pilots will provide Carbonix with unparalleled flight experience, operating regular data acquisition missions for our portfolio of energy infrastructure and mining partners. The pilots will help enhance the capabilities of the C ..read more
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Australia’s Journey Toward Sovereign Drone Capability
Carbonix Blog
by Kelly Heij
11M ago
The Australian Defence Force would quickly begin using locally made surveillance drones under an Albanese government push to make the nation’s military less dependent on cheap imported technology from China. The government’s Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA), a new agency created to spur innovation in the defence sector, has sought advice from Australian companies and research institutions about options to develop a sovereign, military-grade uncrewed aerial system (UAS) capability. The Department of Defence and the Defence Force announced earlier this year that they were downi ..read more
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Carbonix and Hitachi Vantara sign MoU to support aerial data capture
Carbonix Blog
by Kelly Heij
1y ago
Carbonix has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hitachi Vantara, a global specialist in providing intelligent data platforms, infrastructure systems and digital expertise. With Hitachi Vantara taking delivery of a Volanti – Carbonix’s advanced all-electric fixed-wing uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAV) – earlier this week, the strategic partnership aims to leverage its capabilities to provide imaging data for agriculture, mining sustainability and rehabilitation projects, as well as image-based infrastructure initiatives. Hitachi Vantara will also integrate Carbonix platforms into its ..read more
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Carbonix Volanti drone debuts in Michigan, US
Carbonix Blog
by Kelly Heij
1y ago
Carbonix has completed the first test flight for the company in Michigan. The fixed-wing ‘Volanti’ device is being deployed under a landmark agricultural program to use sensors in the air to predict crop yields on the ground. The drone, piloted by consultants ArgenTech, is working towards being flown ‘beyond visual line of sight’ (BVLoS) of the controllers, a move Carbonix says will save money. Volanti is an electric, fixed-wing drone that can fly at speed horizontally but take off vertically, conducting aerial surveys across difficult terrain. It has a two-hour flight time and a 1kg payl ..read more
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CASA’S Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) OCTA examination
Carbonix Blog
by Kelly Heij
1y ago
Commentarty attributed to Carbonix CEO, Philip van der Burg following CASA change to Drone licence exam. Carbonix welcomes the introduction of CASA’s new BVLOS OCTA exam. We see this as a really significant turning point for the drone industry as a whole which will also further position Australia as a leader in drone innovation. It will allow a more industry specific pathway into BVLOS operations by being a fit-for-purpose exam for drone pilots flying BVLOS (required for long range and / remote operations capability) missions and therefore accelerate the adoption of BVLOS missions in the wider ..read more
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Carbonix receives BARS certification for critical resources drone operations
Carbonix Blog
by Kelly Heij
1y ago
Carbonix is proud to announce its recent achievement of the Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS) certification. The BARS certification is an internationally recognized program that provides a standard for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operators to assist in the risk-based management, ensuring rigorous oversight of contracted RPAS operating activities. The certification is a critical component of  Carbonix’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of aviation safety and operations, positioning the company as a trusted partner for organisations operating in sectors such as ..read more
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