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Honeywell Launching Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inspection and Data Analytics Service in India

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Honeywell Launching Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inspection and Data Analytics Service in India

This New service will help the industrial customers conduct much safer and more effective inspections; it will also be providing access to the real-time data insights for supporting critical decision-making.

NEW DELHI: Honeywell is planning to launch its very own commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Inspection and Data Analytics Service in the country of India.

Honeywell is an international company (American multinational conglomerate company) which makes a large variety of both commercials as well as the consumer products, engineering services as well as aerospace systems for a large variety of customers across the globe. It ranges from private consumers to the major corporations and the governments. This company operates on about four business units; they are known to be the Strategic Business Units. Honeywell was ranked as the 77th in the Fortune 500 in the year 2018.

This company is targeted at the utilities as well as the oil and gas companies; their new service is designed in order to help their customers across the country to improve and well modernize critical structural inspections. With the help of UAVs to carry out this work as well as to collate the necessary data to reduce the overall need or requirement for the employees in order to conduct the inspections manually, this will in turn increase safety by eliminating many of the risks which are associated with the dangerous structural examinations.

Brad Westphal, UAV business leader, Honeywell Aerospace said that their UAV inspection and data analytics service for India would help their industrial businesses to cause an advancement in their operations by offering a solution which will be cost effective to a difficult and often dangerous process. Brad Westphal, UAV business leader also added that with the new UAV regulations coming into effect in India, they are expecting the UAV inspection and data analytics services market to expand in quite a rapid manner. He further said that they are looking forward to collaborating with their valuable customers, and are quite excited for improving the overall operations in India by enabling their software and data solutions to analyze, predict or even prevent both the outages as well as the structural issues.

This service leverages on the company, Honeywell’s century-long experience in the field of flight management, safety, and software; all this combines the key insight which is derived from the diverse industrial portfolio of the company Honeywell. The result is driven by data analytics, and the information service is designed to reduce the overall range of costs as well as provide a good impression by enhancing efficiency.
Recent regulatory changes are allowing this service to be launched across all India. Since the global launch of this feature in 2017, Honeywell has since then assisted with the inspections of more than around 240 kilometers of power lines, 1,000+ acres of a solar farm; it has also overseen more than over a 100 flare inspections.

To add more to the topic on “Honeywell’s Launching Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inspection and Data Analytics Service in India” we would like to add that the UAV Inspection Service uses a three-step process to efficiently conduct its inspections and deliver data analytics to the industrial companies. In the first phases of the inspection, Honeywell will work with their customer to plan the inspection as well as to finalize the flight plan of the UAV; this ensures regulatory compliance. Next step would be the Honeywell’s UAV pilots performing the inspection with the use of the autonomous flight management software, it captures thousands of images as well as captures raw data along the way. Finally, in the last step, the images and the data captured are run through the Honeywell’s data analytics software, which is specially designed for sorting, for organizing and for tagging of the inspection data.
The analytical software which is used as part of this service tends to use machines for learning algorithms which further help to identify the potential hazards which include or for example the vegetation encroachment or hardware defects, and it allows the customer to prioritize these in the basis of how urgently they need attention.

Once when the process is complete, all the imagery and the findings are delivered to the customer in a very professional way through a web portal that they can access anytime and anywhere they like.

Since Honeywell Launching Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inspection and Data Analytics Service in India, we think that it will be a very big step in this country, many things will become efficiently well and convenience will go up at high peaks for both the people and many customers seeking the kind of help which can be provided by Honeywell. This is something that includes much excitement for the people as well as the upcoming customers. Another way, it could be a sigh of relief for many.

Honeywell has primarily targeted at the utilities like the oil as well as the gas companies, and these services will be useful in ‘eliminating many of the risks that associated with those structural examinations which are not just dangerous but risky as well, as said earlier.

In August 2018 the government had announced new regulations for drone operations in India. Now, these operators can import or manufacture as well as operate drones in the Indian market

In May 2016, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had come up with a draft paper and had released it mentioning the guidelines for obtaining a Unique Identification Number (UIN) as well as permission to fly a civil unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The increasing use of drones, as well as an increase in the potential risks involved, had thus forced the DGCA to regulate this sector. However, earlier in this year, some of the Indian drone firms got together and thus formed a private association which is called Drone Federation of India to collectively petition the government. They have objected to strict regulations on the weight of the drones and the 200-feet ceiling on the height of the drone’s flight. These regulations started to be effective from the 1st of December 2018.

Many other advancements like Honeywell Launches Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inspection and Data Analytics Service in India in drone sector earlier in this year in India involved

  • Amazon’s apply for a patent for the proprietary drone tech in India which is designed to identify objects from a distance and thus help its delivery drones avoid unnecessary collisions.
  • The Indian government will now be using drone technology in various sectors that include agriculture, as well as disaster management.
  • Indian Railways will now be using the drones to effectively monitor tracks, traffic as well as to rescue operations
  • Mumbai City Police will use drones to add effect to the aerial surveillance of important events and make sure that everyone around in the city is safe and sound.

Such steps and events like the Honeywell Launching Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Inspection and Data Analytics Service in India have proved to be a major upgrade in many ways for the betterment of people, and people will benefit a lot from these services in a very effective manner. Labor will be reduced, and convenience will be at its peak which is good news and can be a sigh of relief for many people.

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