Indonesia, June 18, 2019 –Aero Drone School, a unit of Terra Drone Indonesia has successfully completed drone training for two of Indonesia’s biggest mining corporations. The drone training provided to PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara, which owns the second largest copper and gold mine in Indonesia, and PT Saptaindra Sejati, a leading coal mining contractor in the country, was conducted on ground at actual mining sites to ensure participants get field orientation that suits their work.
Terra Drone Indonesia, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, also provided training materials that were specifically designed to meet the needs of mining operations, such as reclamation area surveys, volume calculations, pit mapping, and multimedia. During the course of 4 days, the participants were apprised with the basics of drone operations, drone regulations in force in Indonesia, safety factors and operating procedures, flight simulations, and the practice of piloting drones.
Drone technology is being widely adopted by various industries in Indonesia, one of which is the mining sector. The benefits of using drones in the mining sector include easy formulation of high-resolution digital maps, which can be further processed to develop situational map as well as 3D models with high accuracy.
However, unlike drone operations in other industries, flying an unmanned aerial vehicle for mining activities requires a heightened level of readiness on the part of the pilots. At high-risk sites like mines, operating a drone goes beyond just proficiency in takeoff and landing. Several factors need to be considered to ensure the safety and security of drone operations and the pilots must be ready to deal with all sorts of risks at the mining site
Terra Drone is committed to providing industry-standard drone training to create a safety-oriented drone ecosystem across the world. The company will continue to cooperate with industry institutions and associations to improve the quality of the training.
Starting July 2019, Aero Drone School training program will be taken over by Terra Drone Indonesia.