Obtained first EU registration as a Qualified Entity (UAS school)   –   Realised first RPAS (drone) Operator Certificate (ROC) in The Netherlands   –   Author of seven drone textbooks for UAS professionals and vocational education   –   Host and developer of the largest European online UAS learning environment   –   Successfully guided the leading Dutch vocational school obtaining the RTF status   –   Successfully guided our client to obtain first ever Dutch LUC   –   Registered first professional drone pilot license in the Netherlands (RPA-L)   – 
  Obtained first EU registration as a Qualified Entity (UAS school)   –   Realised first RPAS (drone) Operator Certificate (ROC) in The Netherlands   –   Author of seven drone textbooks for UAS professionals and vocational education   –   Host and developer of the largest European online UAS learning environment   –   Successfully guided the leading Dutch vocational school obtaining the RTF status   –   Successfully guided our client to obtain first ever Dutch LUC   –   Registered first professional drone pilot license in the Netherlands (RPA-L)   – 
  Obtained first EU registration as a Qualified Entity (UAS school)   –   Realised first RPAS (drone) Operator Certificate (ROC) in The Netherlands   –   Author of seven drone textbooks for UAS professionals and vocational education   –   Host and developer of the largest European online UAS learning environment   –   Successfully guided the leading Dutch vocational school obtaining the RTF status   –   Successfully guided our client to obtain first ever Dutch LUC   –   Registered first professional drone pilot license in the Netherlands (RPA-L)   – 
  Obtained first EU registration as a Qualified Entity (UAS school)   –   Realised first RPAS (drone) Operator Certificate (ROC) in The Netherlands   –   Author of seven drone textbooks for UAS professionals and vocational education   –   Host and developer of the largest European online UAS learning environment   –   Successfully guided the leading Dutch vocational school obtaining the RTF status   –   Successfully guided our client to obtain first ever Dutch LUC   –   Registered first professional drone pilot license in the Netherlands (RPA-L)   – 
  Obtained first EU registration as a Qualified Entity (UAS school)   –   Realised first RPAS (drone) Operator Certificate (ROC) in The Netherlands   –   Author of seven drone textbooks for UAS professionals and vocational education   –   Host and developer of the largest European online UAS learning environment   –   Successfully guided the leading Dutch vocational school obtaining the RTF status   –   Successfully guided our client to obtain first ever Dutch LUC   –   Registered first professional drone pilot license in the Netherlands (RPA-L)   – 

UNMANNED VALUE: IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE AND HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IN UNMANNED AVIATION

Unmanned Value is a highly experienced independent drone consulting firm. From creating insight based on hard market data to guiding you through the forest of regulations to obtain an operational permit with your local CAA. From developing an internal Adoption Framework and a full-scale readiness assessment, to keeping your operations compliant and ready for audits. We share decades of practical and regulatory domain expertise and hands-on collaboration with our clients.

Unmanned Value offers specialised unmanned aerial consultancy services for many clients such as multinationals, drone service providers, government agencies and investors.

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VIABILITY ASSESSMENT

Unmanned aviation is a rapidly developing and complex world. To integrate these services in your organisation requires in-depth knowledge of many aspects of unmanned aviation. Not just to understand the operational risks and technical challenges, but especially to make the right business decisions at the right time. To judge how ready your organisation is, ask yourself these four questions…

GETTING YOUR BUSINESS AIRBORNE

Once it is decided that drones are going to be a part of your business operations, getting there may seem like a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle. Unmanned Value will provide you with a crystal-clear view on how to start on our tailored process that will lead you to safe, compliant, and efficient drone operations. From operational risk assessment to pilot training, from managing all required documents to ensuring compliance, and connecting with professional specialist partners along the way. We can support you with…

SAFETY MANAGEMENT & COMPLIANCE

Compliance has become a key factor when doing business in any country, in any sector. When operating drones, a whole new set of compliance-related issues will come into play. ICAO, EASA and local EU Member States all regularly issue new or changed rules and regulations that will directly apply to your organisation. Since unmanned aviation is a relatively new and fast-growing sector, this is to be expected. Combine this with the fact that your business just became airborne… 

WHAT WE BRING TO YOUR TABLE

With decades of experience in developing and delivering new business strategies for unmanned aerial operations, we can work with your team to develop a feasible business development plan that cuts through the noise of your competitors. Following an exploratory session to learn about your current and past new business activities, we can work with you to integrate unmanned aerial services in your organisation. We will ensure that your operations will be compliant with current regulations, and are as safe as possible, feasible, and profitable.

We provide expert drone consulting services to organisations that want to launch a drone program or already have an existing drone program that needs to get revitalized. We help organisations that want to increase their skill level for more advanced projects. Our strength is that we know drones and will provide you with factual and experienced support, not just theory. We work with our global clients to understand their business and how drones and related technologies can help deliver benefits on a regular basis.

Our consultancy projects focus on three core areas: developing your ideas to a profitable business proposition, ensuring that your operations are safe, and ensuring that they are compliant.

Having the right expertise on your side when setting up unmanned aerial operations is essential. Unmanned Value offers a service that not only gets your company up and running but also advises you on all relevant compliance requirements and safety aspects. We assess your long-term goals and make sure you have the plans, documents, and organisational structures in place to complete your mission.

Profile Partners

Profile Pieter Franken

Pieter Franken was the founder and managing director of the Netherlands and UK based drone service provider Skeye. He secured the first company exemption in the Netherlands to fly commercial drone operations in 2013, obtained the first Dutch drone pilot license and was the first Dutch company to obtain a permit for aerial work in the UK from the CAA. In 2015 Skeye secured the first commercial license in the Netherlands and grew to become one of Europa’s top 3 drone service providers.

Pieter is one of the founding fathers and was chairman of the Dutch trade organisation for certified drone operators (DCRO) and sat on the working and expert groups helping the Dutch Civil Aviation Authorities with the implementation of new EU drone regulations (SORA’s and development of Standard Scenarios).

After Skeye was sold to the Japanese drone company Terra Drone, Pieter worked as an independent consultant to help drone service providers with regulatory and compliance issues, monitoring safe drone operations. Pieter played a key role in securing the first Light Unmanned Certificate (LUC) in the Netherlands.

Pieter started his career 30 years ago as a hydrographic surveyor and sonar engineer. After 10 years of working offshore as a hydrographic surveyor he made the transition to land and aerial surveying with a postgraduate degree in GIS (Geographic Information System). Two more postgraduate degrees in IT strategy and Business Administration led to a transition to commercial and managerial roles. Prior to starting drone company Skeye (now Terra Drone Europe) in 2012, he was the general manager of the aerial survey company Aeroprecisa in Nigeria, Sales Director of the aerial survey company Vision in Dubai, product manager aerial imagery at CycloMedia, and sales manager airborne LiDAR at Fugro in the Netherlands.

Profile Parcival Hofland

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Founder of German, Belgian and Dutch Drone Academy (all part of European Drone Academy, a qualified entity and RTF)
  • Unmanned aviation consultant for Shell Chemie Nederland, EPO, Royal SAAN, Royal Dutch Aviation Association (KNVvL), RIWAL and Royal KLM (KLC) among others
  • Author & publisher of 7 drone textbooks for professionals and vocational schools and Benelux largest online drone learning environment
  • Drone pilot (RPA-L FI, Attest Class 2, expired) and drone operator since 2012
  • Anchorman and producer of the National Drone Seminar

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Parcival Hofland is the founder and managing director of European Drone Academy, active in Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands. The company was established in 2013. EDA has trained over 10,000 people, from hard core professional drone pilots to EASA open category hobbyists, and many vocational students. EDA is registered with the Dutch CAA as a training facility (RTF) and as a qualified entity (QE). EDA has developed many drone textbooks (in house) and has recently published the largest high-end digital drone learning environment within The Benelux, enabling learning in a new, personal and innovative way.

Parcival started in the unmanned aviation industry in 2012 when he set up the Dutch Drone Team company, a collective of several drone operators. After two years his interest moved more towards educating people and he became a trainer in unmanned aviation developments and legislation. In that role, he has given hundreds of presentations and advised many organizations, which he continues to do.

For more information about Parcival’s background from before he entered the realm of unmanned aviation, you can visit his LinkedIn.