UAVENTURE’s AirRails autopilot for VTOL drones is now VTOL OS. VTOL OS is more than just an autopilot. It’s a flight control software stack packed with features and best practices for VTOL drones. It comes with industry proven avionics, a companion computer platform for custom container applications and an open protocol for integration. It supports obstacle avoidance, terrain following, GPS denied navigation, precision positioning and a range of safety features for BVLOS and pilot-less operation.

“VTOL OS is built for drone manufacturers and is used by leading VTOL companies such as Wingcopter. Our team has supported many drone integration projects over the years, flying everything from sub 25kg helicopters to 7m wingspan tiltrotors, and transformed this experience into software features that make the installation painless, prototyping fast, testing safe and your commercial drone product a success!” said UAVENTURE co-founder Andreas Antener.

The release of VTOL OS decouples the autopilot from the ground control station. There are so many drone applications you can solve with VTOL OS, from delivery over mapping, to inspection and surveillance, to carrying sensors for scientific experiments or simply to prototype new airframe designs. The VTOL OS autonomous mission core is generic and ready to execute what you throw at it. Use its API to develop your own user experience, command and control center or integrate it into fully automated processes without operator interaction.

The AirRails GCS is not going to disappear however. It has a strong feature set for VTOL drone mapping and agriculture (spraying/seeding) applications that is ready to be packaged for commercial products. It also functions as a setup and configuration tool for VTOL OS and it allows you to quickly integrate and test your new drones capabilities.


Our mission is to provide leading edge autopilot technology and ground control solutions in order to make businesses thrive. We’re a software company based near Zürich (Switzerland), which has become known as the silicon valley of drones. Our talented team is a mix of software developers and robotics engineers with the passion for all things that fly.

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