Phase One and Lufthansa Aerial Services Sign Cooperation Agreement for UAV-based Aerial Imaging


COPENHAGEN and FRANKFURT, Oct. 18, 2017 ― Phase One and Lufthansa Aerial Services announced that they have signed an agreement to explore collaborative development and deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for a range of specialized industrial surveying and inspection projects.

Under terms of the agreement, Phase One and Lufthansa Aerial Services are testing and evaluating scenarios for UAV-based aerial equipment featuring Phase One aerial cameras.

“Phase One is proud to be working with the Lufthansa Aerial Services team,” said Dov Kalinski, General Manager, Phase One . “This team has a distinguished history in understanding the technical needs of customers who require the highest levels of accuracy in aerial imaging.”

“Recent pilot projects with Phase One aerial camera equipment have already yielded extraordinary mission results,” said Dr. Benjamin Löhr, Head of Lufthansa Aerial Services. “Together we are now working to evaluate other UAV-based solutions for industrial uses, based on our customers’ needs.”

UAV-based aerial imaging solutions are designed to offer lower cost and greater safety for a wide variety of specialized industrial applications, such as: power line monitoring, inspection of wind turbines, railways, roads, bridges, and other civil engineering jobs.

About Lufthansa Aerial Services

Lufthansa Aerial Services, powered by Lufthansa Consulting, is located in Frankfurt, Germany. The UAV operator delivers commercial drone-supported services for large infrastructure customers and institutions who have a need for complex aerial inspection procedures, monitoring, and surveying in difficult areas, or in areas that can only be accessed with associated danger. Lufthansa Aerial Services produces analyses on the basis of the images taken and collected data so that customers can be quickly provided with information and figures regarding weaknesses or defects in the inspected infrastructure. The operations are founded on the values of the Lufthansa brand — safety, quality, reliability, and more than 60 years of experience in flight operations and technology, as well as advisory and consulting expertise.

About Phase One

Phase One A/S is a leading researcher, developer and manufacturer of medium format and large format digital cameras and imaging Systems.
Founded in 1993, Phase One is a pioneer of digital photography. Phase One has developed core imaging technologies and a range of digital cameras and imaging modules, providing the world’s highest image quality in terms of resolution, dynamic range, color fidelity and geometric accuracy. As such, Phase One has grown to become the leading provider of high-end imaging technology across many demanding business segments, such as aerial mapping, industrial inspection and cultural heritage digitization, as well as serving the world’s most demanding photographers.

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and with regional offices in New York, Denver, Cologne, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Phase One nurtures long-term relationships with customers, technology partners and its global network of distributors, often playing the role of digital imaging partner to customers with special requirements. It is with this passion for service that Phase One continually exceeds expectations and drives the imaging industry forward.
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