Utilities – Page 10

UAS Committee Formed by National Association of Tower Erectors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 14, 2015

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) has announced the formal establishment of an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) committee. According to NATE, the group will be tasked with monitoring the trends and regulatory environment associated with rapidly evolving UAS technologies [Read More]

Kansas City AEC Firm Using UAVs to Improve Project Efficiency

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 07, 2015

Burns & McDonnell, an architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firm based in Kansas City, Mo., says it now has certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada to fly drones for commercial use. According to the firm, in [Read More]

Cyberhawk Rolls out Drone-Based Wind Turbine Inspection Service

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 06, 2015

Cyberhawk Innovations, a global provider of aerial inspections and surveying using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has launched a service specifically for inspecting both onshore and offshore wind turbines. The solution combines the company’s UAV field crews, inspection center, defect measurement [Read More]

Sentera Launches Data-Management Solution for Tower Inspectors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2015

Sentera LLC, a drone, sensor and software company, has launched its OnTop platform, a proprietary software solution for inspection imagery of the cellular and broadcast tower industry. The OnTop platform comprises a mobile app and desktop client that automatically sync [Read More]

Sky-Futures USA Executes First Commercial UAV Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 25, 2015

The U.S. arm of Sky-Futures, an international provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections for the oil and gas industry, says it has performed its first commercial operations, which were for a major American oil and gas company. Thirty-six hours [Read More]

Utility Drone Usage Poised for Major Growth, Says Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 24, 2015

Navigant Research predicts that drones and robotics technologies for transmission and distribution in every region of the world will skyrocket in the coming years.

UAVs for Wind Turbine Inspections to be a $6B Market by 2024: Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2015

Cumulative global revenue for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sales and inspection services for wind turbines is expected to reach nearly $6 billion by 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. To inspect the blades of the more than [Read More]

Cyberhawk Offers Asset Management Partnerships for Utility UAV Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 08, 2015

Livingston, Scotland-based Cyberhawk Innovations, a global provider of drone aerial inspections and conversions of drone-captured data into asset management information, is offering an asset management partnership (AMP) to bring its power line inspections to the international utilities market. The services [Read More]

UMEX, Cyberhawk Bring Drone Utility Infrastructure Inspections to U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2015

Colorado-based Unmanned Experts (UMEX), a consultancy and training company in the U.S. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market, has joined forces with Scotland-headquartered Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of UAS aerial surveys, to deliver critical infrastructure inspections (CII) throughout the U.S. According [Read More]

Drone Services Provider Offering Turnkey Solution for Turbine Inspection & Repair

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2015

Ventus, a Dallas-headquartered provider of drone inspection services, has entered into a joint wind turbine blade repair program with Renewables Civil & Maintenance (RCM), based in West Yorkshire in the U.K. In the U.K., Spain and other regions of Europe, [Read More]