NEOPTERS® constitute the first fleet of drones in the world capable of carrying out aerial choreography with total independence and safety, day and night.
This technological revolution makes the sky a space where it is now possible to put scenery up and make it perform.
Developed from an original Puy du Fou® idea and thanks to the technical expertise of PIXIEL, NEOPTERS are the fruit of several years of research and studies. They now form the new generation of drones designed to enhance the staging of a show or an event all over the world.
NEOPTERS® have been subject to various international patent applications destined to protect this brand new technology. Thanks to its on-board intelligence and its flight plan, memorised beforehand, the Neopter is capable of carrying out a complete flight sequence totally independently. Different security levels integrated in the flight plan enable the fleet to perform in front of an audience without any danger.
These innovations enable the NEOPTERS to fly in total darkness, up to 60m high, carrying decorative lights of up to 2kg. Sturdy, reliable and designed for fast and simple deployment, these drones can withstand harsh weather conditions (wind, temperature, humidity) and can be implemented anywhere in the world.
Voted the Best Park in the World in 2012 (Los Angeles) and 2014 (Orlando), the Puy du Fou® has developed a unique concept that has seen incredible success. Far from virtual or imaginary worlds, offering a succession of grandiose and moving shows, the Puy du Fou has invented a new artistic design which is revolutionising the world of shows and attraction parks. In France, more than 30 million visitors have already experienced the "Puy du Fou" inspired by the History of France and Europe. Today, Puy du Fou International, a wholly-owned Puy du Fou subsidiary, puts this experience, this excellence and this savoir-faire at the service of the whole world. It is this same subsidiary that has supported the development of the unique concept of Neopters®.
Leading player in the professional drone sector, Pixiel is an innovative company founded in Nantes in 2011 by two engineers. A pioneer in the French drone industry, the company creates, designs and manufactures specific and innovative drone solutions for major manufacturers. The rapidly growing company won the Technology Fast 50 Grand-Ouest 2015 award, with a growth rate of 1,500% over four years, and today employs 30 people. Since its inception, Pixiel has developed proprietary solutions that push the technological envelope to meet the future aviation standards of the drones of tomorrow.
This project came to light thanks to the unfailing support from the Directorate General for Civil Aviation which has followed the evolutions of the systems from its birth to certification.
NEOPTERS are today the only fleet of independent drones in the world authorised by an administrative authority to put on a night-time show for an audience.