Drone maker Delair earns award shared with Google, Airbnb

By Luke Geiver | June 29, 2018

Delair, a drone manufacturer and solutions provider based in France, has been recognized for an award won previously by Airbnb, Google and Spotify. The World Economic Forum has awarded Delair with a Technology Pioneer award for its work to transform society and industry and shape the fourth industrial revolution.

Delair makes and supplies fixed wing unmanned aircraft systems to more than 70 countries. Most of the drones provided by Delair can perform beyond visual line of sight flights.

“Aerial intelligence collected and analyzed by our drone solutions is making a difference in improving business efficiencies, providing unprecedented insights into the physical world and helping solve critical environmental, agricultural and safety challenges that will improve our lives,” said Michael de Lagarde, president of Delair.

The award was selected by a group of academics, entrepreneurs venture capitalists and corporate executives. According to WEF, the committee based its decisions on criteria that included innovation, potential impact and leadership. Past recipients include Airbnb, Google, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Spotify, Twitter and Wikipedia.

Other technology pioneer winners this year include a mix of companies in digital and entertainment, mobility, food security and agriculture, energy and the environment, financial systems and cyber security and digital identity.

Earlier this month, Delair announced that all of its fixed wing drones were in compliance with Transport Canada under its regulation of the UAV sector.

“The Canadian market is an exciting one for UAVs and we see the ability to bring great value to business operations there. From agriculture to mining, to construction, transportation and oil and gas, our track record of improving efficiencies through insightful analysis of data will be an important part of what Cansel can now offer,” said Marta Jubero, channel sales director at Delair.