The Jeju Fire Safety Headquarters signed an agreement with the airline to provide drones to monitor accident and fire sites in real time, search for missing people in areas difficult to access by a rescue team, and monitor remotely for accident prevention.
The hybrid drone features an engine that combines internal combustion with battery power. It enables a maximum two-hour flight time compared to the 30-minute flight time of existing battery-powered drones. To carry out its flight mission in varied weather conditions, the hybrid drone has been upgraded to fly at altitudes of up to 500 m, speeds of up to 72 km/h, and in temperatures between -20 to 45 degrees. In addition, its enhanced wind resistance of 14 m/s is especially suitable for Jeju Province, where the winds are strong.
Reduced flight preparation time
The drones will feature reduced flight preparation time with upgrades such as folding arms and a superior fuel tank. High-resolution images can be transmitted in real time to verify a site anytime and anywhere with electronic optical and infrared cameras.
The airline is marketing this new model to the Korea Forest Service, police departments, power plants, other government agencies as well as overseas markets.