Skyller Solutions and USI Partner for Drone Pilot Workforce Development in Asia

Skyller Solutions, a Division of AI and Robotics Ventures is based in Bangkok, Thailand and is Asia’s specialized Drone Service Provider for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Robotics in Oil & Gas, Road Inspection, and Critical Facilities Inspection and develops AI powered UAV Management Platforms. Skyller has a division known as Drone Vidya that allows students to initiate their drone career opportunities through a journey that focuses on developing remote pilot safety excellence and prepares them for sustainable employment from AI based service matching. The Asian marketplace poses inconsistencies and voids related to commercial drone regulations and recognized best practices. Partnering with USI provides Drone Vidya with content, curriculum and certifications that are recognized both academically and commercially, resulting in true workforce development opportunities for aspiring drone pilots in the region.

Shane Archiquette, Co-founder of Drone Vidya commented, “Asia represents the largest and fastest growing commercial drone market in the world, yet the lack of commercial regulations and standards inhibits the development of a properly trained workforce. Partnering with USI will allow us to offer true industry recognized RPAS training and certification via Drone Vidya’s digital app platform – Mandala.”
“USI is very proud to have been selected by Drone Vidya as their partner in RPAS training and certification,” added Josh Olds, USI’s CEO and Founder. “Aviation safety best practices are indeed global in their development and application. USI’s RPAS training and certification program was carefully designed to incorporate the wide-array of UAS operations from today’s Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) operations, into tomorrow’s Beyond Visual Line of Sight capabilities and ultimately into the highly anticipated Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operations of Electric-Vertical Takeoff and Landing (E-VTOL) aircraft.”

USI Certifications are stackable credentials that emphasize the applicable knowledge and skills that are consistent with commercial drone operations at various levels of operational size, complexity, and risk exposure. The Drone Vidya offering is digitally based and will be offered in the language and currency consistent with the local marketplace. Unique to these certifications is that they require third party validation of both knowledge and flight examinations which speaks to their credibility with industry who requires drone pilots to be prepared to produce work in a safe, effective, and efficient manner which justifies the return on investment of the company’s drone program.
About Skyller and Drone Vidya

SKYLLER SOLUTIONS provides end-to-end asset inspection services at mega-scale with qualified professional pilots and inspectors using industrial drones and robotics. We operate with high safety standards and regulatory compliance in every operation. Combining the power of Artificial Intelligence in our Asset Inspection Platform, we deliver high quality inspection results faster and more accurately.

DRONE VIDYA is the premiere digital first platform ecosystem with a carefully curated experiential student to pilot digital journey that focuses on developing remote pilot safety excellence and enabling sustainable employment from AI based service matching. Drone Vidya is the only Drone Academy in Thailand and Asia Pacific with International Standardized Curriculums and Industry Recognized Certifications.

About USI
Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) is the industry’s most widely recognized leader in flight safety solutions for individuals, academia and organizations focused on integrating and operating UAS for civil or commercial purposes. USI provides UAS flight safety training and certification to operational standards based on the adoption and modification of time-honored aviation safety practices. 

With more than 300 instructors and over 15,000 USI Certifications awarded around the world, USI works with large commercial enterprises and nearly 500 schools in all 50 states. USI is the global leader in commercial and academic UAS training and certification, delivering the most highly regarded training program of its kind. USI offers Primary, Advanced and Complex training and certification programs that are applicable to VLOS, BVLOS and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operations.

USI’s training and certification programs are endorsed by major aviation insurance providers and implemented nationwide as a workforce pathway program from secondary or post-secondary to the career field to align skillsets to industry pay scales.
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