HAZON Gets Commercial sUAV Exemption for Crisis Response

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2015 No Comments
Categories : Public Safety

HAZON Solutions LLC, a Virginia Beach, Va.-based small unmanned aerial vehicle (sUAV) services company, has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide crisis-response services.

This exemption, one of several the company recently received, allows HAZON to operate both fixed-wing and multi-rotor sUAVs. The company, which is owned and operated by veterans of the Armed Forces, provides aerial infrastructure inspections for large organizations and is also a member of the Small UAV Coalition.

“With the approval of our second Section 333 exemption, HAZON can now offer additional capabilities to our utility and transportation customers, as well as state and federal agencies during crisis and disaster response,” says David Culler, CEO. “We are proud that we will be able to respond to the call and support our first responders and infrastructure partners during times of need.”

HAZON says it was the first UAV services company in Virginia to be approved to conduct commercial infrastructure inspections for utility, telecommunications and transportation customers. The company has also designed complete training programs – endorsed by the FAA – for UAV pilots, sensor operators and safety observers.

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