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Sky-Futures Recognized for UAV Inspection Work in Middle East

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 22, 2015

At this year’s Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East (RPME) Awards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sky-Futures, being recognized for its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection work in the Middle East, was shortlisted for [Read More]

Tethered, Gas-Powered Drone Prototype Performs Bridge Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 21, 2015

A University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) professor has partnered with Shafer, Kline & Warren (SKW), a provider of surveying and engineering services, to test what they say is the U.S.’ first tethered drone for bridge inspections. When Gary Strack, senior [Read More]

TotaLand Integrates Drones into Software for Oil & Gas Clients

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 15, 2015

TotaLand Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates LLC specializing in software for landmen, is implementing drone technology into its services. Both entities have been working on integrating drone data-collection methods for oil and gas clients. Fenstermaker [Read More]

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]