We started out as a manufacturer of remote-controlled aircraft for model-making enthusiasts. Coming from this background, we recognise that safety is the cornerstone of the usability and capability of our products. This belief extends to the empowerment of the people who keep us safe every day. From Fire and Rescue to the Coast Guard and Law Enforcement, we believe a view from above will help first responders overcome obstacles and make us safer. Our humble beginnings started with innovation and accessibility in the aircraft industry. From the first commercially successful ready-to-fly fixed wing RC airplane, to ground-breaking electric aircraft and next-generation aerial video quadcopters, Yuneec has pushed the limits above and beyond in electric aviation for over 15 years.
Founded in Hong Kong in 1999, Yuneec International Co. Ltd. is the world leader in electronic aviation.
With hundreds of patents filed, Yuneec’s core technologies power its manned aircraft as well as its drones and its market-leading line of radio-controlled aircraft for the hobby market.
Regional offices located in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Los Angeles and Hamburg
Yuneec International manufactures over 1 million units a year, sold under OEM/ODM brands as well as the Typhoon brand of multi-copters. The Company’s achievements include the introduction of the “ready-to-fly” remote-controlled electric-powered airplane and the design and manufacture of the market-leading radio-controlled helicopters and micro-multicopters.
Yuneec is awarded with the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP)
Yuneec International is awarded with the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) for the two-seater electric aircraft E430 with a 48-kW electric drive and a frame made of carbon composite fibers.
E-Spyder receives certification for an electric aircraft
The E-Spyder, a single-seat electric powered aircraft, features the innovative PowerDrive 24 propulsion system integrating the motor, motor controller, 75-volt battery, and charger. The E-Spyder receives a certification for an electric aircraft from Deutschen Ultraleichtflugverbandes (DULV) e.V in 2013.
Yuneec introduces ready-to-fly, out-of-the-box drone
In 2014, Yuneec comes out with the ready-to-fly, out-of-the-box drone. The Typhoon Q500 quadcopter features a 1080p camera (60 FPS), a 3-axis gimbal and 5.8 GHz long-distance real-time digital video link. The Typhoon Q500 has the Smart Transmitter (the “ST-10 series Ground Station”). This combines a 2.4 GHz radio control transmitter with a 5.8 GHz digital video link along with a built-in Android touch screen, creating an easy-to-fly platform perfect for video capture.
Intel invests in Yuneec
One of the world’s most innovative technology companies is involved in one of the most innovative multicopter manufacturers; this secures them access to the promising drone market and us access to cutting-edge chip technology.
Two world premieres at once
The Yuneec Typhoon H is a semi-professional hexacopter in a ready-to-fly version, which has been equipped with Intel RealSense technology. RealSense allows the Typhoon H to detect obstacles and automatically dodge them – a revolution in obstacle detection.
Thanks to the Breeze, YUNEEC has been able to create an entirely new drone segment. The 4K selfie drone with GPS, IPS and sensational picture quality for under € 500.
Drones for commercial use
Whether for search and rescue, inspection, film production, security, construction, surveying or mapping applications - multicopters can be used in many areas. With the H520, Yuneec launches a Hexacopter that has been specially developed for commercial use. Its rugged design and reliable precision compass provides a stable and precise flight envelope, and numerous safety features make the H520 the ultimate copter for commercial and professional operators.
New segment: Smart Hobby
Yuneec entered two new categories with the unveiling of the all-new fixed wing Firebird FPV. Additionally, the company announced the second generation of its proven six-rotor hex platform, Typhoon H Plus - its most powerful consumer product yet. The category expansion and product line advancements are a result of Yuneec’s ongoing commitment to deliver industry leading technologies and pilot-centric features for an unparalleled electric aviation experience.