Platform UCA welcomes new member Consortiq
Consortiq is a cutting edge innovator in drone and unmanned technology. We transform businesses through drone consultancy, drone training, aerial filming, hardware and software. We make it easier for organisations to put drones in the sky.
We are expert drone professionals and market leaders in providing bespoke and innovative unmanned technology solutions for businesses worldwide.
Whether you require drone pilot training to satisfy aviation regulations, software to help manage risk and assure compliance, or you’re setting the technology strategy for your company – we want to work with you!
Our passion is creating and delivering transformational business change through the application of drone and unmanned technology.
We’re innovative aviation and drone professionals, and it’s our mission to help you understand the advantages drones can offer your organisation. As a talented group of former military and civilian, rotary and fixed-wing, manned and remote pilots and former air traffic controllers, we understand the intricacies of operating in the national airspace system and can help you navigate the process from start to finish.
With our Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and National Qualified Entity (NQE) status we are perfectly placed to be a guiding force for organisations introducing and embedding drones into their operations.
Our offices in the UK, USA, South Africa and the UAE are equipped to service companies of any size or industry. Whether we’re training your staff or providing you with a managed drone solution our broad portfolio of configurable services is designed to help your business fly.
About Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft
The Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft was founded by the University of Twente (Netherlands) in 2011.
The Platform for Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA) aims to facilitate the development of unmanned cargo aircraft (UCA) and to let its members play a meaningful and profitable role in this development. PUCA aims to capitalize on the strengths of its members: logistics, systems integration, sensors and development of subsystems.
UCA can be both cheaper to operate and more productive than manned cargo aircraft. Cheaper because less personnel is required; one controller on the ground can handle a number of UCA and on long flights there is no need for an extra crew. Furthermore, a UCA can be built more cheaply than a manned aircraft (there is no need for life support systems etc.) and fuel consumption can be reduced by opting for a relatively low cruising speed. A higher productivity is possible because, for example, crew flight time limitations and the need to return crews to their operating base are absent.
The advantages of UCA manifest themselves in particular with small planes (where, for example, crew salary expenses constitute a relative large percentage of operating cost). This means that UCA potentially do not merely compete with existing air transport assets, but can also open new markets. Worldwide there are still many areas that are deprived of high-quality transport because demand is uneconomically low or because geographical barriers limit the efficiency of ground infrastructure.