DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations Plans To Boost Drone Production

The company plans to commence commercial production with GridBots Technologies! Know more about their expansion plan and pilot programme in this news by TICE Dispatch.

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DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations, a Pune-headquartered integrated drone ecosystem start-up listed on the BSE SME platform, has announced the successful conclusion of the pilot stage in drone manufacturing. The company plans to  commence commercial production, assembly and export of Drones and associated products  from June 2023 in its Pune unit, in partnership with GridBots Technologies, a Make in India  company, working in the field of nuclear, space and industrial robotics and developing systems  which are smart - efficient and robust.

DroneAcharya Partners With Asian Institute of Technology

The company has also expanded to Thailand through its partnership with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and is eyeing the Southeast Asian  markets for upcoming opportunities. 

Prateek Srivastava, Founder & Managing Director, DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations, said,  "Ever since our inception, we envisioned becoming an integrated player with presence in  training, drone manufacturing and servicing. Today, we have unlocked the second growth  phase by venturing into manufacturing. We expect to commence commercial production of  small and micro-category drones during the quarter. We believe the company is in a unique  position post our listing and will embark on an orbital shift capitalising on Make In India policies  and the process of drone manufacturing in the country, following our successful partnership  with GridBots." 

In FY2023, DroneAcharya also completed several drone surveying and data processing  projects. It is set to become a Global Enterprise as it has already established offices in the  USA, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. It expects to foray into Qatar, Netherlands,  Malaysia, and North Africa.  

Recently, it has entered an MoU with Savitribai Phule Pune University to provide Drone  Training, establish a Drone Centre of Excellence and jointly conduct Research and  Development activities. Popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East', SPPU has about 307  recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering graduate and under graduate courses. As a part of its strategy to expand on a Pan-India level, DroneAcharya has  also announced its Franchise model for setting up DGCA-certified Drone pilot training  organisations in partnership with individuals, organisations, or government agencies. This  move will enable the company to cater to the continuous demand for certified and skilled drone  pilots across India. The first batch is expected to commence by the end of April or the start of  May. Apart from this, several innovative associations have been lined up for the coming  months. 

DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations' Pilot Programme

The company has completed more than 300 DGCA drone pilot training programmes. Besides  this, it has completed more than 600 other drone training-related courses and Counselled and  Educated more than 5,000 students. Apart from training, it has executed projects for Drone based crop health analysis for carbon financing, Drone based multi-sensor survey of an  archaeological site at Vadnagar, Drone-based solar panel inspection and hotspot analysis and  Drone-based mapping and 3D modelling for urban planning.

Adds Prateek Srivastava, "On the back of strong performance, we hope to achieve better than  expected financial performance for FY2023 – potentially translating into a year-on-year  revenue growth of more than 400%. This is owing to the increasing demand for DGCA-certified  drone pilot training and other associated courses like drone building, GIS for drones, Python  for GIS, Aerial Cinematography, Drone Racing and customised Drone courses.” 

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