The SILENT FLYER aims to revolutionize the commercial drone’s market by introducing the first UAV that combines silent flight (<70dB of noise emission) and bird-like appearance while incorporating accurate vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities to operate in turbulent weather conditions.
The first pilotless vehicles were built during the First World War, being first deployed on a large scale in the Vietnam War. Since then, models have become more sophisticated, with improved endurance and the ability to maintain greater height. From a military perspective, the technological landscape has altered dramatically in the last years, with special operations forces starting to realize that UAVs constitute an excellent replacement of existing aerial photography, inspection/monitoring and (real-time) data collection methods. However, as fleets of delivery UAVs are poised for deployment, constant noise pollution from “humming” is expected to create new legislatures for silent operation. For this, EC has recently developed a strategy to support the progressive development of UAVs in Europe aiming to clear UAVs regulations by 2019.
In this background, we founded in 2012 Flygildi. Our aim was to develop a disruptive UAV, like nothing seen before, and launch to the market an environmental-friendly, noise-reduced UAV, that “looks-like a bird and flies-like a bird”, so we designed SILENT FLYER.