RUSTA completes training on the Aibot X6

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Bad Arolsen, Germany – 10th June 2016

RUSTA’s partnership with Leica Geosystems sees the RUSTA team taking up the Aibotix flight training program in Bad Arolsen, Germany this week.

Leica Geosystems, specialists in capturing, analysing and presenting spatial information, delved into unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to provide application-specific solutions to their key market segments. With the release of the Aibotix Aibot x6 v2 UAV, Leica Geosystems are able to provide their customers with an ability to collect and present high-precision data from the air.

The Aibot x6 can be used for a variety of applications including inspections and monitoring, geo-mapping, aerial imagery and filming, and surveillance and security.

“The Aibot x6 v2 is a versatile UAV with the ability to attach a multitude of sensors,” Sion Roberts, Head of the Academy at RUSTA, explains. “By attaching thermal, infrared, hyper or multispectral sensors the Aibot provides solutions for a variety of industries including surveying, inspection, emergency response, research and agriculture.”

“The fact that it is lightweight is an added bonus as this allows operators with CAA qualifications in the under 7kg category to fly commercially and legally.”

“An additional benefit is the six rotors as this provides redundancy with the ability to have a safe landing if two of the rotors fail.”

RUSTA’s partnership with Leica Geosystems will allow customers to train on the Aibot x6 platform and gain their Permission for Aerial Work (PfAW) from the CAA to operate commercially, legally and safely in the UK.

Contact RUSTA to find out more on 01454-643100 or email



Rheinmetall’s Unmanned Systems Training Academy (RUSTA) is a leading provider of Small Unmanned Air System (SUAS) training in the UK. Owned and operated by RTP UK Ltd, a CAA approved National Qualified Entity (NQE), RUSTA’s instructors are experts in teaching and instructing candidates to become knowledgeable, proficient and above all safe SUAS operators. Specialising in training for all industries in order to fly legally and commercially in the UK, RUSTA prides itself on its professional delivery of safe aviation practices.


Leica Geosystems

With close to 200 years of experience pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyse easily, and visualize and present spatial information. (