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Airbus Aerial Tries Out Drone, Satellite Combo for Utility Inspections

Airbus Aerial, Airbus' newly launched division for commercial aerial services, recently partnered with utility Southern Co. to conduct a demonstration of power line inspections...

North Dakota Companies Deploy UAS to Help Construct Power Lines

In cooperation with an investor-owned utility, North Dakota-based companies Sharper Shape and SkySkopes recently executed a power line construction mission using an unmanned aircraft...
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Companies Complete BVLOS Drone Demo Along 10 Miles of Power Lines

Rockwell Collins, working closely with Black & Veatch, has successfully demonstrated a beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flight along almost 10 miles of...
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Sharper Shape Rolls out New Drone Inspection Service for Electric Utilities

Sharper Shape Inc., a provider of drone-based inspections, has announced that its new automatic detail inspection (ADI) service is now available for commercial use...

Avion Unmanned Helps Local Utility Get UAS Program Off the Ground

With the help of Avion Unmanned, Huntsville Utilities in Alabama will soon be able to employ unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in their daily operations.Avion...
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ULC’s Fixed-Wing, VTOL Drone Designed for Utility Inspections

Last week, ULC Robotics Inc. says its new aerial services division successfully tested its newly developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a fixed-wing, vertical takeoff...

Texas Utility Bringing in UAVs to Inspect Five-Plus Miles of Power Lines

New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), a community-owned, nonprofit utility in New Braunfels, Texas, is bringing in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to perform inspections on three-phase...

Delair-Tech Demos UAVs for Washington Utility

Using LiDAR and photogrammetry sensors, Delair-Tech recently teamed up for a pilot project with a Washington state utility to demonstrate the value of unmanned...

Major California Utility Urges Safe Drone Flying in Light of Recent Incident

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), which delivers energy to nearly 16 million people in northern and central California, is urging its...

3G-Guided UAV Flies Beyond Line of Sight for 30 Miles

French company Delair-Tech recently flew an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the operator for a total of...

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