Bringing drone data to industries

PROPELLER'S STORY

Drone technology is having a massive impact on how worksites and infrastructure assets are managed. We’re focused on unlocking the value of that new source of high quality data.

Every day, thousands of professionals in enterprise and government organisations worldwide use Propeller Aero to create and share quality data about the sites and assets they manage. We help our customers improve worksite management efficiency and collaboration while reducing cost and risks.

In 2014, our founders combined their experience in hands-on drone operations and enterprise IT to launch Propeller Aero.

We have rapidly grown into a trusted global provider of hardware and software solutions that helps worksites adopt drones - and helps them get real results and benefits. The Propeller cloud platform makes 3D site data easy for everyone to create, access and analyse, and the AeroPoints make it accurate.

Propeller's Team in August 2016

What sets Propeller apart is our obsession with achieving trusted, industrial-grade quality and accuracy. We’ve invented and shipped a completely new technology, the AeroPoint smart ground control points, just to make sure drones can be trusted to reliably and easily to create accurate information. We’re working closely with our customers, learning from their experiences with better quality data and helping them to use it to make better decisions.


Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, we’ve recently open our doors in New York as well. We partner with leading technology vendors and service providers to provide comprehensive solutions to a global market.


Propeller Aero team picture 2016

Propeller's Founders

Rory San Miguel

Francis Vierboom

Propeller founders Rory San Miguel
Propeller founders  Francis Vierboom

Co-CEO, Co-Founder

Co-CEO, Co-Founder

May 2014  

Francis and Rory start Propeller - ready to create the survey-in-a-box drone solution of the future. Francis's girlfriend Jessie creates an awesome yellow and black logo...

To be continued...

July 2016 - Propeller announces partnership with DJI to deliver comprehensive solution for drone surveys and inspections to mining and construction industries.

April - June 2016 - Team grows up to 12 people and Propeller moves into a new larger office. After successful tests, the 2nd generation of AeroPoints proves to be market ready.

March 2016 - Propeller launches operator subscription portal and demonstrates the platform and AeroPoints technology to DJI in Shenzen. Everyone agrees this is the future of UAV surveying.

December 2015 - First successful tests of AeroPoints prototypes. Debate rages around the best design for the pattern on top. None of them are the eventual simple checkerboard.

2016

July 2015 - Propeller raises its first round from angels and Blackbird VCl firm. Chris Cooper, an Academy Award winning Visualization Lead, joins the team that now comprises 8 people. 

April 2015 - After a long discussion about accuracy and groud control in UAV surveying, the idea of AeroPoints comes up for the first time.

December 2014 - Propeller enters the Startmate accelerator program and signs Hanson, its first enterprise client, to conduct regular quarry surveying. 


November 2014 - Propeller does its first commercial survey with AlphaFlight Aero on a construction site in Sydney.  Keat Tang (Founding Engineer) joins the team as Propeller's first employee. 

2015

February 2015 - Propeller releases the first fully 3D version of its interface and works with NICTA to build instant volume measurement tools. 

September- October 2014 - Propeller's first customers! Craig and Rhodes, a surveying group that signs with Propeller to test drone technology for accuracy and reliability. 

News & Media

Propeller software for UAV inspections in insurance and construction
Propeller cloud software for drone data
Propeller aero and DJI partnership for drone surveys and inspections

Position Partners and Propeller Aero team up for drone data bundle

Geospatial specialist Position Partners has teamed up with drone data platform Propeller Aero to offer customers end-to-end RPAS bundles that can deliver survey-grade results.

The bundles have been designed specifically for surveying purposes and combine drone aircraft from global manufacturer DJI with Propeller Aero’s cloud-based data platform and AeroPoints ground control system.

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Delivering drone inspections to the insurance industry

Understanding the full extent of damage to infrastructure after incident like a storm or fire is a hugely important — and valuable — service.

So how would you go about it?

Aerial by Drone made the smart choice — using drones to provide aerial inspection services to the building and insurance industry.

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DJI and Propeller Aero bring turnkey solutions to construction and mining industries

August 3, 2016 — DJI, the world’s leading aerial-imaging company, has partnered with leading UAV software company Propeller Aero, to launch an integrated solution to reduce costs, improve safety and drive operational efficiency in the construction and mining industries. 

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