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Carbonix lead Australian-first, CASA-approved BVLOS flight performing over 150km of powerline inspections in South Australia

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 – […]

Carbonix partnership with RIEGL and Phase One results in successful integration of first-of-its-kind dual payload fixed-wing VTOL

Carbonix has taken another step towards advancing remote sensing technology and geospatial data collection thanks to our latest partnership with RIEGL and Phase One. The three innovative companies have come together to successfully integrate RIEGL’s VUX-120 LiDAR sensor and Phase One’s iXM 100 medium-format camera on Carbonix’s Ottano fixed-wing VTOL aircraft, delivering the first-of-its-kind dual-payload […]

Skyports and Carbonix partnership program leading Australian BVLOS innovation

Australia has emerged as a global hub for drone innovation, with beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations taking center stage. Leading this revolution is Matt Sturdy, a remote pilot at the forefront of long-range operations for the Skyport Drone Services and Carbonix partnership program. Working in collaboration with Carbonix, Matt is able to operate a variety […]

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Carbonix and ANU’s Bushfire Centre of Excellence driving predictive models for proactive bushfire management

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 […]

Send in the drones: Pointerra, Carbonix partnership to reshape data and analytics in mining

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 […]

Carbonix collaborates with Woolpert to employ cutting-edge drone to collect geospatial data for coal mine rehabilitation

Carbonix is collaborating with global aerial survey specialist Woolpert to assist with the rehabilitation of one of New South Wales’ oldest open cut coal mines, using cutting-edge drone and geospatial data capture technology to help in this transition.   Situated in the Upper Hunter Region, rehabilitation areas will be surveyed and modelled to identify hotspots, which […]

Carbonix partners with Skyports Drone Services to scale up long-range drone operations in Australia

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 […]

Australia’s Journey Toward Sovereign Drone Capability

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 […]

Carbonix and Hitachi Vantara sign MoU to support aerial data capture

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 […]

Carbonix Volanti drone debuts in Michigan, US

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 […]