9 December 2020 – Pen Aviation Sdn Bhd announces plans to collaborate closely with Unifly – the global leader in Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) technology – to optimise expansion into the rapidly growing field of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) management.
Unifly's platform provides the tools for drone and equipment management, flight planning and situational awareness.
Cavok-Pen Aviation Pen 55V performs mapping, firefighting, agriculture, spraying, delivery, ISR or COMINT missions.
Already well established in business-centric aviation management with a forte in the combination of operations and financial modelling, Pen Aviation is confident that this new partnership offers their clientele a more holistic suite of services. Pen Aviation is currently active and well represented, especially in Southeast Asia, in markets like Oil & Gas, Logistics, Transportation as well as visual surveys like Telecom Tower Inspection.
Pen Aviation will distribute Unifly’s software solutions, and also package them into their products and services. By doing so, Pen Aviation will now be able to provide a fully integrated, certifiable, and highly customisable and efficient ecosystem for customers to employ as a turnkey solution to kickstart their UAV commercial operations.
In return, Unifly can rely on the strategic expertise of Pen Aviation to create solid revenue generating streams as well as complex financial modelling for customers looking to raise funds. As CEO of Unifly, Leon van de Pas elaborates, “It starts with a common vision and chemistry between both teams. Our unmanned technology solutions complement the business services offered by Pen Aviation and together with our customers and partners we will further shape the future of autonomous aviation.”
With Pen Aviation’s business aviation wisdom coupled with Unifly’s award-winning UTM solutions, the joint venture is seen to be a win-win for both parties. In fact, Jean-Bernard Boura, GM and Founder of Pen Aviation, explained that it was a good fit as Unifly ticked all the right boxes, “We decided to go into UAV because we feel it is definitely the future of aviation. We needed a partner capable to deliver safe and certifiable solutions for a worldwide market. Unlike Unifly, many UAV OEMs do not have an aviation background and do not understand the importance of safety and regulatory compliance.”
About Pen Aviation
Pen Aviation was founded in 2016 in Malaysia, with a vision to be the preferred one-stop customized solutions provider within the aviation niche markets in Asia, catering for both civilian and governmental clients. Our purpose is to provide a better living to our stake holders by leveraging on aviation.
Pen Aviation is focused in the service fields of Consultancy and Project Management, Aircraft Sales and Acquisition, Charter Concierge, Investment Opportunities, Business Development for Aircraft Management companies and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) within the product matrix which includes fixed-wing aircraft, rotary-wing aircraft, amphibious aircraft and UAV.
The colourful and robust Team at Pen Aviation carries more than 30 years in expertise and experiences in every aspect of the Aircraft Life Cycle, specifically within the aviation industry.
Unifly is the global leading provider of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) technology. The Unifly platform connects authorities with pilots to safely integrate drones into the airspace. Authorities can visualise and approve drone flights, as well as manage no-fly zones in real-time. Drone pilots can plan and receive flight approvals that are in line with international and local regulation.
Unifly was started in 2015 by a team of pilots, air traffic controllers and aerospace engineers passionate about aviation. Having witnessed more drone activity in the airspace, they decided to create safe and smart solutions for the increasing volume of unmanned traffic in the world. Since then, Unifly has won several awards and grown in size and presence with aviation and port authorities as its main clients. In the near future where artificial intelligence is essential to logistics and operations, Unifly continues to play a role in creating this safe and open ecosystem where unmanned and other automated vehicles can operate.