Global Drone Inspection (GDI) and Dubai based JOME Engineering have signed an agreement, whereby JOME will become a local service station partner for GDI.
Under this cooperation agreement, JOME will invest in drones, the training of pilots and classification society audits. The intention of the agreement is that JOME will eventually carry out drone inspections under the supervision of GDI in the United Arab Emirates. This will extend the global reach of GDI’s inspection capabilities in line with the company’s strategy to extend its network of local service partners around the world.
“We recognise and appreciate GDI’s experience and know-how in this fast growing field,” commented Mustafa Zaveri, Managing Director, JOME. “Drone inspections make a lot of sense, and we are excited at the potential for this technology in the United Emirates.”
GDI will carry out training sessions for JOME personnel using the company’s safety management system, which contains all the relevant procedures and operational requirements. This will include the use of simulators as well as physical training. Initially, inspections will be carried out by JOME under supervision by GDI, until such time that on-site supervision is no longer necessary.