Safe drones for

inaccessible places.




Flyability is a Swiss company building solutions for the inspection and exploration of indoor, inaccessible, and confined spaces. By allowing drones to be used safely inside buildings, it enables industrial companies and inspection professionals to reduce downtime, inspection costs, and risks to workers. With hundreds of customers in over 50 countries in Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Maritime, Infrastructures & Utilities, and Public Safety, Flyability has pioneered and continues to lead the innovation in the commercial indoor drone space.

The following customer example shows very well how Flyability's solutions and technology can be used. A company in Minnesota, USA is using Elios, the collision-tolerant drone, for bridge inspections, navigating the difficult to reach spaces under bridges between beams and inside of box girders. Elios is used for two different types of missions: flying under smaller bridges to check for potential issues, including accessing the difficult spaces between beams; and flying in the confined spaces of box girders on larger bridges. Both missions save the company significant time, money and resources while contributing to the safety of the engineers.

Flyability is a passionate team of roboticists from the best universities of the world and specialists in diverse fields such as composite materials, aerodynamics, building companies, and dealing with the fun of international shipping. The company has been founded in 2014 and is based in Lausanne. It currently employees 40 full-time employees.



Patrick Thévoz and Dr. Adrien Briod

The company is spearheaded by Co-founders Patrick Thévoz and Dr. Adrien Briod. Patrick is CEO of Flyability. Before founding Flyability, Patrick worked as a strategy consultant as a specialist in product launches for the life sciences industries. Patrick graduated from EPFL in Switzerland with an MSc in Engineering. Dr. Adrien Briod is the CTO of Flyability. After a MSc in robotics at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Harvard University, Adrien pursued a PhD at EPFL (Laboratory of Intelligent Systems) during which he developed and patented novel approaches for the stabilization of flying robots in cluttered environments.

"Safe Drohnes For Inaccessible Places "