Madison, Ala.-based AirGon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of software development and consulting services company GeoCue Group Inc., says it now has a commercial unmanned aircraft system exemption for its AV-900 metric mapping kit (MMK).
Under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exemption, AirGon will be permitted to conduct precision aerial mapping missions and demonstrations throughout the U.S.
AirGon’s AV-900 kit includes a small UAS (a DJI S900 frame) suited for small-area, survey-grade operations, such as mine-site volumetrics or topographic mapping, and features an optional, real-time kinematic positioning system.
AirGon offers a Continuum program, under which customers can partner with AirGon for the level of service desired – ranging from full mapping services provided by AirGon technicians to owner/operator models in which customers fully internalize data collection and processing.
Coupled with AirGon’s Reckon cloud-based data-hosting system, the MMK supports mapping operations from planning through data delivery, the company says.
For customers who intend to operate their own AV-900 MMK, AirGon also offers an FAA 333 exemption application program.
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