Clear Flight Solutions develops unmanned aircraft systems. With the combined use of their unique Robird®, drones and other technologies, they offer an unmatched level of effectiveness in both effective bird control and (industrial) inspections.
Various birds may find a site attractive for nesting, foraging or resting. At places such as airports, industrial sites, orchards and farms, birds can cause a lot of damage and may even create life-threatening situations. With the unmanned aircraft systems of Clear Flight Solutions, the start-up offers environmental friendly bird and wildlife control, and aerial inspections.
Robirds and Drones
Clear Flight Solutions provides a custom made bird control strategy, in compliance with the local ecological system. By triggering the instinct of birds, through a realistic bird silhouette and wing movement, chasing off birds becomes fully controllable. Its falcon Robird chases off birds up to 3kg, and the eagle Robird chases away the bigger species of birds. If necessary, the startup combines its Robirds and drones with technologies, such as lasers, infrared or acoustic devices. In the long term birds will learn to avoid an area and populations will drop significantly, reducing problems experienced at the site.
The Robirds and drones, equipped with (infrared) cameras and software, can conduct assessments of nature reserves, farm land and industrial sites. The start-up can therefore effectively locate wildlife, monitor crop development, check the porosity of dikes or monitor bird and rodent populations on an extensive construction site.
|Participation since||December 2016|
|Company history and milestones|
|2012||Awarded the UVS International Innovation Award for “Most innovative Drone Technology”|
|2012 – 2013||Awarded STW Valorisation Grants Phase 1 & 2 for commercial and technical feasibility, R&D, and commercialization|
|2014 – 2015||Bird Control method trials in Waste Management and High Value Agriculture|
|February 2015||Clear Flight Solutions has raised €1.6M from the Cottonwood Euro Technology Fund and Delft Enterprises|
|July 2016||Demonstrations at the Farnborough International Airshow|
|2016 -2017||First large scale Bird Control operations in the Dredging Industry|
|May 2017||Announcement of first airport contract: Edmonton Airport in Canada. Operations to start in August 2017|
|August 2017||Announcement of second airport contract: Southampton Airport in the UK. Operations to start in September 2017|
|December 2017||Clear Flight Solutions has raised €2.6 million from AERIUM Analytics Inc. in Calgary, Canada and the Cottonwood Euro Technology Fund.|