Aereo, an end-to-end drone solutions start-up, has won a drone solutions contract from Coal India Limited (CIL).
Aereo will provide advanced analytics through its proprietary web platform and indigenous survey-grade PPK drones to seven mines in Northern Coalfields Limited and South Eastern Coalfields under CIL for a tenure of three years. This will help improve mining safety, environmental compliance, and overall efficiency of the open cast mines. The open tender process saw participation from multiple bidders wherein Aereo emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder with the highest technical score. The $1 million contract is part of a bigger digital initiative that is being undertaken by CIL.