Aquila Lightway

Aquila Lightway

Drone-charging technology unlocking huge potential for drone makers and users.
Powering safety and efficiency
For drone makers and users
Drone Manufacturers
Mine & Asset
Managers
Search & Rescue
Transport,
Logistics & more
Powering safety and efficiency
Drone manufacturers
Mine & asset managers
Search and rescue
Transport, logistics & more
Drones have been limited by range and battery life. Until now.
Lightway charges drones in the air,
and keeps them there.
Finally unlocking the full potential of drones.
Finally unlocking the full potential of drones.
Drones have been limited by range and battery life. Until now.
Lightway charges drones in the air, and keeps them there.
Finally unlocking the full potential of drones.
Without adding
weight,
bulk or
cost
Drones have been limited by range and battery life. Until now.
Lightway charges drones in the air,
and keeps them there.
Finally unlocking the full potential of drones.
Finally unlocking the full potential of drones.
Drones have been limited by range and battery life. Until now.
Lightway charges drones in the air, and keeps them there.
Without adding weight, bulk or cost
Finally unlocking the full potential of drones.
Safe and seamless
No need to worry about landing and charging drones. Lightway’s unique technology, with a three-tier safety lock, will charge them in the air so they can fly as long as you need.
Real-time data you can act on
Lightway finally enables continuous aerial data your team can act on. Empower them to spot issues in real time and respond faster to save lives, minimise environmental harm and reduce OPEX. 
Achieve more than expected
Lightway opens up a world of possibilities. Remote sites can be monitored safely; teams can be more productive with less effort; coastlines can be safer thanks to continuous aerial monitoring; and more.

How it works

No heavy batteries or bulky hydrogen.
Lightway uses photonics to charge drones in the air. 
Ground module
Clean energy. Powered by any source. Designed to accelerate the transition to renewables.
Drone receiver
Safety. Three-tier lock for safe and reliable wireless energy delivery.
Ground module
Clean energy. Powered by any source. Designed to accelerate the transition to renewables.
Drone receiver
Safety. Three-tier lock for safe and reliable wireless energy delivery.

FAQs

Where is Lightway available?

We’re working with drone manufacturers and users in Australia and New Zealand to trial Lightway. We’re growing fast and planning to make this technology - and its future applications - available globally. 

Please get in touch if you’d like to learn more about a Lightway demo.

Where can you find more info on how it works?

We’re happy to answer your questions and provide more detail and information, including our white paper. Please get in touch so we can help. 


You might also find recent news articles by TVNZ and Renew Economy useful.

Is it safe to transmit light beams through the air?

Yes, as long as it’s done with sufficient safety protocols and rigorous testing.

Safety is our highest priority, so Lightway uses a unique three-tier lock system. This involves sending a low-power safety beam to confirm a 100% lock with the receiver. This has to be achieved before a higher power beam can follow. 

Safety will remain our highest priority as we scale Lightway’s technology from drones to other uses. We will engineer robust solutions to the challenges of transmitting light beams over longer distances.

Does Lightway create fossil fuel emissions? 

Lightway’s Sunflower ground module requires electricity. Technically, this can come from any source, such as a generator plugged into the grid or a solar battery. We prefer it to come from a renewable source because this fits our larger goal of scaling the Lightway technology to the point that it completely changes how energy works, helping the world transition to renewables much faster.

How do Lightway and drones relate to our bigger picture vision?

Lightway is the first step towards our larger goal of completely changing the world’s energy system.

With Lightway, we’re proving that light beam technology can be used safely and effectively to charge drones in the air.

Next, we plan to scale this technology to charge faster, higher electric aircraft, then satellites in space and eventually, to build a global energy network of light. Our ultimate goal is for this wireless network to beam clean, affordable power through space to anywhere on Earth. Find out more in our technical white paper or on our future tech page.

What does a demo involve?

We’re working with drone manufacturers and users in Australia and New Zealand to trial Lightway. The specifics of each demo vary depending on who we’re working with and how they use drones. If you’re interested in a demo, please get in touch, and we can discuss your requirements and answer your questions.

Finally, real-time data you can act on with continuous drone monitoring.

Come on,
let’s soar.