IoTechWorld Avigation to open 7 remote pilot training organisations

IoTechWorld Avigation, a drone manufacturer, is setting up seven remote pilot training organizations (RPTOs) in five states by July, and aims to sell 3,000 drones this fiscal year.

A media release stated that the company has collaborations with several universities and other institutions for RPTOs. New RPTOs are also opening offices in partnership with high-profile organisations.

Deepak Bhardwaj, co-founder and director of the company said that two upcoming RPTOs will operate this month in Gharaunda (Haryana) and Jobner (Rajasthan).

Three more RPTOs will start operating in Gurugram (Haryana), Chikkballapur (Karnataka) and Samastipur (Bihar) in June. The remaining two works will start in Rajamundary and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh in July. These RPTOs will have an annual capacity to train 360 drone pilots per site per year.

New service center

To provide after-sales service and expand its network, IoTechWorld will also open a new service center for agricultural drones in Kolhapur.

The seven new organizations will help IoTechWorld Avigation to train more pilots who can operate drones safely and efficiently, said Anoop Upadhyay, Co-Founder and Director of IoTechWorld Avigation Pvt Ltd.

He said the move will also create new job opportunities in the drone industry, which is growing rapidly in India. The company has helped train more than 400 pilots to date.

We sold over 500 drones in 2022-23, and the goal for this year is no less than 3,000 drones. We have put in place a comprehensive plan to achieve the goal and even exceed it.”

Upadhyay said the company remains committed to providing quality agricultural drones and excellent customer service to its valued customers as well as job opportunities for rural youth.

In terms of pricing, Bhardwaj said drones from IoTechWorld are already competitively priced, and prices are expected to come down further as sales volume increases and more domestic components are used in agricultural drones. He said IoTechWorld’s drones will soon have more than 70 percent domestic components.

Last month, the company revealed plans to expand its product line. The company has already shown a more compact version of its popular Agribot, the statement said. She said IoTechWorld has a presence in 12 countries and will expand its footprints into new geographies during the current fiscal year.