Empowering professionals and businesses in Europe to embrace drone technology
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has launched the UTC (Unmanned Aerial Systems Training Center) in Europe. The programme is designed to provide individual and commercial drone operators with professional training in the classroom and in the field. The European UTC Program will start in the Netherlands on two campuses offering two curriculums: A curriculum dedicated to aerial photography and a curriculum dedicated to industrial inspection. The two campuses are located at Space53 in Enschede and at DFC in Hoofddorp and will be run by local training partner Drone Flight Academy.
“Many industries benefit from utilising drone technology in Europe and globally. DJI wants to help businesses to benefit from drone technology, not just through our hardware and software solutions, but also through education and empowerment,” said Barbara Stelzner, Director of Corporate Communication at DJI EMEA.
As interest around aerial technology continues to grow and with more enterprises adopting drones for their workflow, the goal of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Training Center is to establish a global industry standard, so that professionals and enterprises can take advantage of this amazing technology. The UTC programme will address drone applications across different industries and help businesses complete tasks safer, faster and with greater efficiency than ever before.
The aerial photography curriculum will include the operational know-how (e.g. basic UAS regulations, product knowledge, flight planning and operational best practices) as well as the creative aspect (e.g. camera knowledge, aerial photography techniques and the post-production process).
The industrial inspection curriculum will empower participants with the technical and operational know-how as well as hands-on experience inspection scenarios of infrastructures, power lines, solar panels, bridge structures and power plants.
At the end of each course participants will need to complete a knowledge and flight test. Once they have successfully passed the tests, they will receive a certificate from UTC. Due to the cooperation with Drone Flight Academy, the participants will additionally receive the Remotely Piloted Aircraft License issued by the Civil Aviation Authority and required for commercial drone pilots in The Netherlands.
Courses, both in Dutch and English language, will be available for the public starting from October 2018. Check schedule details at https://www.uastc.com/nl/
UTC Space53 Campus
Vliegveldstraat 100 – B519
7524 PK Enschede
Tel number: +31238208636
UTC DFC Campus
2132 CR Hoofddorp
Tel number: +31238208636
The UTC curriculums and contents were designed by DJI with input from industry experts. Drone Flight Academy will carry out the training in the classroom and in the field with special emphasis on local applications. DJI will also work closely with Drone Flight Academy to ensure quality and consistency of the programme and expand the UTC curriculums into other verticals in the near future.
As demand for DJI's aerial imaging technology continues to grow, the UTC programme will empower professionals and companies with the necessary knowledge and skills they need to become faster and more efficient in their line of work. The programme will also help to nurture a new pool of talent and bring new business opportunities, especially in the areas of surveying, construction, inspection and public safety. DJI and its partners look forward to working with professionals and enterprises in Europe to grow the UAS ecosystem and bring drone technology to different industries.
Since its inception in China in 2016, the UTC programme has been set up in more than 150 campuses in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia and trained more than 25,000 UAS application professionals.
For more information about UTC, please visit: https://www.uastc.com/nl/
DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing civilian drones and aerial imaging technology for personal and professional use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and many other industries.