Two drone pilots with an inspection UAV

About Engineers With Drones Who we are and what we do

Who are Engineers With Drones?

Engineers with Drones is an Irish-owned and Irish-based drone inspection company. We are an independent provider of UAV inspection services. This ensures our findings are completely impartial.

Our engineers are multi-skilled professionals. We have the certifications required to safely carry out drone inspections, with the expertise to interpret our findings. Every decision made throughout the inspection process is based on our technical insight. Nothing about your inspection is left up to chance.

Click here to meet our team here.

IAA/EASA/CAA Certified

Engineers With Drones is the first company in Ireland to hold the new EASA Specific Category authorisation. Being authorised by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations in both urban and rural environments.

Specific Category Authorisation Number: IRL.UAS.AUTH1002

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All our Pilots are EASA certified in the Specific Category for drone operations, trained to the highest standards, and experienced in UAV flight.

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The First Specific Category Drone Company in Ireland

Engineers With Drones is the first, company in Ireland authorised in the Specific Category for drone operation. This gives us more freedom when flying drones. The training required to achieve this also ensures our pilots operate at a much higher grade than standard. As a specific category drone company in Ireland we can fly in places such as restricted airspace, urban environment snd over sensitive infrastructure.

Less Restrictions for Better Results

Restrictions to flight can often mean the end of an inspection. Authorisation in the Specific Category minimises that risk, and allows us to be more comprehensive when conducting drone operations.

EASA Drone Authorisation Categories

UK Civil Aviation Authority Certification

Engineers With Drones is also certified to work in the UK under the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to conduct commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations.

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ITC Certified

All our drone pilots are trained and certified thermographers. They are certified by Infrared Training Center (ITC).

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Thermographic Insights

Variations in heat can make faults apparent in an instant. We capture heat data invisible to the naked eye with a 640 × 512px radiometric thermal camera. Although often overlooked, this is an efficient way of answering almost any question you have.

Thermal cameras have applications in many situations. Anything with a temperature has information waiting to be uncovered.

GWO Certified

All our pilots hold Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certification and are fully trained to the standards demanded by the wind industry sector.

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UAAI Members

Engineers With Drones are members of the Unmanned Aircraft Association of Ireland (UAAI). One of our co-founders, Bob, is a sitting committee member of the UAAI and regularly contributes to drone matters in Ireland.


How we fit in with your requirements The two extremes, and everything in between

1. Tell us what you want

You tell us what you want, and we get the work done. You don't need to be involved in any way. We have agreed on what you are looking for, and we use our experience and expertise to get that for you. This could be anything from a condition report of an asset to a full topographical survey of a piece of land. You never have to leave the office. We take care of it all.

2. Get hands-on

The other extreme is where we turn up, and you direct us entirely on the ground. You ask us to move the camera slightly to the left, we can do that. You tell us to get a video of the second pipe to the right, we can do that too. We are here to facilitate you and your technical experts. We have field monitors set up just so clients can see on a large screen exactly what the drone operator sees. Essentially, We become an extension of your expert eye.

For us, the most important thing is that you can trust the data and the method of data collection. If this means you want to be in the loop, then we more than welcome it.

Fully Insured

All of our operations are insured in the EU and Globally.

Ireland Based

We are based in Ireland. This allows us to serve you with minimal travel complications.

Being an Irish-owned and operated business, we understand Irish regulations. We are aware of the health and safety, certification, and insurance requirements on our island and are compliant with them.

Engineers With Drones offers long-term and sustainable technical expertise to your needs. Our inspection and technical services are flexible and efficient.

Full HSSE Management System

Engineers With Drones operates according to a comprehensive set of HSSE systems. Our core principles are mitigating risk through comprehensive assessment, and maintaining a high standard of education and training for our personnel.

Our HSSE have undergone comprehensive safety management training, and is accredited through the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). We are well versed in risk management principles.

Read more about our HSSE management system here.

Our Drone Capability

Here at Engineers With Drones, we fly the latest cutting-edge drones. Our UAVs are selected specifically for the tasks they perform. Drones such as the DJI M300 and payloads such as the Zenmuse H20T with high optical zoom lenses are optimal for safely inspecting high-value assets at a stand-off range.

To find out more about our drone equipment and what it can do click here.

A DJI M300 RTK inspection drone for wind turbines

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