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Independent Drone Consultancy

What is drone consultancy, and what do they do?

We provide independent drone consultancy and support on all things drone-related. This covers a broad and varied spectrum as this sector is still in its infancy for many. We have years of experience and partner with some of the leading drone experts in Ireland to provide you with all the information.

Drone technology is rapidly changing, and more industries are beginning to see the value of drones worldwide. We are commercial drone operators and want our experience and knowledge to help you. Our drone pilots have years of experience completing complex drone operations, and we specialise in operating in Dublin City, which has many challenges for drone operators.

As drone technology evolves, so do counter-drone solutions. Businesses and people require counter-drone technology for many reasons, from privacy to safety. We advise on the options and ensure we keep up to date with the latest developments in counter-drone technology. Independent Drone Consultancy requires keeping abreast of this ever-changing industry, and we are deeply embedded in it here in Ireland.

Fergal McCarthy - Independent Drone Consultancy

From sensors to safety management, our drone consultancy services can advise you on which training or products your business needs.

If you plan on implementing drones into your business, one important yet overlooked area to consider is the IT impact of drones. Modern drones capture high-resolution images, often 40MB per image, and an aerial map can have thousands of photos depending on the size of the area surveyed. We can advise on the management of projects and data and the implications of GDPR compliance.

Uncrewed aerial vehicles, or drones as more commonly known, are not the intelligent part. The intelligence is in the sensor, or payload, and data is captured. A UAV provides a way to fly that sensor; getting the most out of the output is where you will benefit.

The Irish Aviation Authority regulates the drone industry in Ireland. The IAA was the first in the world to require online registration of drones over 1kg. A bill currently passing through the Dail may soon bring changes to the industry.

EASA rules supersede local regulations. We can advise and guide your business through the process of training, hardware selection and insurance requirements.

Councils and Local Authorities, Gardai, and Fire & Ambulance can benefit from drone technology. By improving services and aiding decision-making, drones can reduce state agencies’ costs.

Drones play a growing role in Search and Rescue, and many organisations and state agencies are now implementing drones. This needs to be done in a managed way as manned aviation is often involved in these operations. We work with such organisations to provide them with the advice they need.

We also have many private clients who know drones can help them but may not fully understand how. That is where we come in. We work with these companies to leverage the right technology for their business and provide the full spectrum of support and advice for an end-to-end solution.

Getting a drone in the air is easy; the real benefits are in using drone data.

Services we provide

We assess the technical and safety abilities a drone needs to achieve results for your business. There are many different types of drones, each with there strengths and weaknesses, and obviously budgetary requirements. Thousands of drones models are currently on the market, with more coming on-stream every week.

  • We advise you on your investment.
  • We assist you in selecting the technology that best suits your needs.
  • We support you in getting your investment off the ground and working for you
  •  Identify the training needed within your business to allow this to happen safely and legally.
  • Counter-Drone technology and solutions

An initial phone call or email will allow us to decide on the best way forward. An on-site meeting to discuss your needs and requirements is generally required.

Our Background

We are EASA and IAA Approved Specific Operations Permit holders. We carry €13 million of public liability insurance for drone operations. We operate some of the leading drone equipment on the market, and have flown some of the most valuable sensors currently available. 

We are independent of any hardware or software vendor.

We do not sell hardware or software.

We are not affiliated with any Registered Training Facilities

We advise based on what will work best for your business and needs.

We are members of the UAAI, the Unmanned Aircraft Association of Ireland, and Irelands first pre-checked Pro Members of Drone Safe Register. Current Chair holder on the IPDPA, the Irish Professional Drone Pilots Association.