Hendrix Consulting Group LLC, an aerial imaging solutions company based in Eden Prairie, Minn., says it has received a commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) exemption for a variety of services, including videography, photography, mapping, inspections and construction project assessment.
Through the Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the firm can provide these UAS services to business sectors such as real estate, construction and land development; utility and critical infrastructure; energy, mining and natural resources; and agriculture enterprises.
According to the exemption grant, the UAS approved for flight is a DJI Inspire 1.
Hendrix Consulting Group comprises FAA-licensed pilots and is one of the few Airline Transport Pilot-owned firms in the U.S. to have received a commercial exemption, according to the firm.
“Our team has decades of experience in the aviation and technology sectors; our unique skillsets provide the discriminating client confidence in making sound decisions for their businesses,” says Dan Hendrix, founder and CEO. “We embrace the ownership of this new responsibility and are setting the benchmark for safely executing UAS operations in a way that will benefit our clients and the industry as a whole – now and in the future.”