Wingtra, the Swiss drone company that developed the first commercially successful VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drone, has signed a reseller agreement with MonMap Engineering Services Co., a key player in Mongolia’s geospatial industry.
Speaking on the partnership, Wingtra sales manager, Antonio Zivolic said: “We’re proud to announce that Wingtra systems are now officially available in Mongolia. With MonMap we have established a key partnership to serve geospatial professionals locally by providing them with the leading VTOL platform and excellent customer support. We are confident that professionals from the surveying and mining industries in Mongolia will discover time-saving improvements and fast returns on their investment in drone technology with the WingtraOne.”
“Monmap is proud to complete its portfolio by partnering with Wingtra to introduce its ground-breaking technology to the Mongolian market. As professionals in the mapping and surveying industry continue to adopt drone technology, we believe that the WingtraOne offers a unique and class-leading solution thanks to it’s VTOL technology,” said Monmap team member, Thomas.
WingtraOne takes-off and lands as a multicopter but flies in the air as a fixed-wing aircraft. This technology eliminates the risk of damaging the aircraft while landing, lets the drone carry heavier and thus better sensors (e.g. 40MP Sony RX1RII) and still allows mapping of large areas.
The new PPK (post process kinematics) upgrade allows the WingtraOne to reach a new level of accuracy. With the highest quality sensors: the Sony RX1RII and state-of-the-art PPK system, WingtraOne reaches accuracy down to 1 cm without any ground control points.
MonMap LLC was established in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in 1992. It was the first company in the country to offer topographic and geodetic surveys. Over the years, Monmap has experienced steady growth and has extended its range of services. In 2012, MonMap LLC was the first Mongolian company to use a fixed-wing drone for the purpose of high-accuracy horizontal and volumetric measurements in mining operations.