Do I Need a PfCO? (Permission for Commercial Operations)

The number of drones taking to the skies in recent years has increased significantly. As new drone operators continue to enter the market, they will be faced with the decision to obtain their PfCO (permission for commercial operations). As a CAA accredited NQE, we speak to many drone pilots, and the same questions are continually … Continued

19th February 2018

Flyability Elios: Inspection of a Pulp & Paper Mill Tank

Pulp, which is the raw material used in the manufacture of paper, is prepared by chemically or mechanically separating cellulose fibres from wood, fibre crops or waste paper. At an industrial scale, this process is performed in large tanks that need recurrent inspections. Customer Needs One of Europe’s leading manufacturer of pulp and paper possesses … Continued

16th February 2018

CAA Drone Flight Test: What to expect on the day

COPTRZ is the UK’s leading CAA approved NQE, delivering permission for commercial operations (PfCO) training courses at 6 locations across the UK. The drone flight test is a fundamental part of the course and this article aims to give you a quick overview of what you can expect on the day. There are three main sections to … Continued

15th February 2018

Elios Indoor Drone Bridge Inspection – Case Study

Flyability Elios is used for two different types of missions: flying under smaller bridges to check for potential issues, including accessing the difficult spaces between beams; and flying in the confined spaces of box girders on larger bridges. Both missions save the company significant time, money and resources while contributing to the safety of the … Continued

12th February 2018

Introducing the New DJI Wind 4

Last week’s 2nd annual AirWorks Conference saw DJI release two new drones to their commercial fleet; the DJI Wind 4 and the DJI Wind 8. As an exclusive DJI enterprise partner, COPTRZ we’re able to get our hands on the first ever Wind 4 in the UK and the team were very impressed with DJI’s latest commercial aircraft.  Specifically designed to … Continued

16th November 2017

Propeller AeroPoints – Do they work in the real world?

With the increase in drones being used as a key surveying tool, many questions are being asked about the accuracy of their GPS positioning from the sky. 3D mapping can be easily achieved with the use of a basic GPS enabled drone and processing software. However, for times when pinpoint accuracy is required, it is … Continued

21st September 2017

A Closer Look at The DJI Zenmuse Z30

The COPTRZ team recently put the DJI Zenmuse Z30 through its paces at our DJI M210 Demo Day and we were mightily impressed with how it performed. Despite the number of payloads that the team demonstrated during the day, the Zenmuse Z30 was undoubtedly the crowd favourite due to its unrivalled zoom capabilities. It’s clear to see … Continued

18th September 2017

Enterprise Solutions: DJI Matrice 200 Series Comparison

There has been a tremendous response from commercial drone users ever since COPTRZ unveiled the first DJI Matrice 200 in the UK back in May. The industry has been crying out for a rugged, industrial grade aircraft and DJI have responded brilliantly with the release of the M200 Series. There are three aircraft in the series; the … Continued

11th September 2017