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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]

Cyberhawk Offers Asset Management Partnerships for Utility UAV Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 08, 2015

Livingston, Scotland-based Cyberhawk Innovations, a global provider of drone aerial inspections and conversions of drone-captured data into asset management information, is offering an asset management partnership (AMP) to bring its power line inspections to the international utilities market. The services [Read More]

UMEX, Cyberhawk Bring Drone Utility Infrastructure Inspections to U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2015

Colorado-based Unmanned Experts (UMEX), a consultancy and training company in the U.S. unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market, has joined forces with Scotland-headquartered Cyberhawk Innovations, a provider of UAS aerial surveys, to deliver critical infrastructure inspections (CII) throughout the U.S. According [Read More]

Drone Services Provider Offering Turnkey Solution for Turbine Inspection & Repair

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2015

Ventus, a Dallas-headquartered provider of drone inspection services, has entered into a joint wind turbine blade repair program with Renewables Civil & Maintenance (RCM), based in West Yorkshire in the U.K. In the U.K., Spain and other regions of Europe, [Read More]

Ventus Wind, Texas Aerial Solutions Form Global Drone Inspections Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 13, 2015

Ventus Wind has merged with Texas Aerial Solutions – a supplier of drone video and inspection services for the oil and gas, land development, and municipal markets – to form Dallas-based Ventus for global inspection services. Ventus Wind, a Section [Read More]

HUVRData Lands $2M to Expand Drone Services in Energy Industries

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 11, 2015

Austin, Texas-based HUVRData LLC, a drone-based data analytics provider for industrial markets, has received $2 million in funding from angel investment organizations, including Central Texas Angel Network, Houston Angel Network and the Texas HALO Fund. Earlier this year, HUVR received [Read More]

Sky-Futures Rolls out New Services for Offshore UAV Inspections

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 23, 2015

Sky-Futures, a global provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections for the oil and gas industry, has launched new rapid response and safety overwatch services for inspecting and monitoring offshore installations in the North Sea. The rapid response service, available [Read More]

Utility Turns to UAS to Battle Inhospitable Hells Canyon

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on July 09, 2015

Idaho Power Co., an electric utility serving over 500,000 customers in Idaho and Oregon, recently received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for what the agency calls ‘low-altitude environmental research and monitoring.’ With the go-ahead to [Read More]

Newly Approved Remote Pilots Join Sky-Futures USA Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2015

Sky-Futures, a global provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) oil and gas inspections, has approved three new remote pilots, including the first two for Sky-Futures USA. Qualifications have also been awarded to three inspection engineers, who have all completed the [Read More]

Drone-Based Gas Pipeline Surveillance Program Comes to France

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 07, 2015

Natural gas transmission company GRTgaz has chosen AIR MARINE, a French company specializing in aerial data acquisition and processing, to lead monthly drone surveillance of an 80 km stretch of pipeline on GRTgaz's natural gas transport network. In France, GRTgaz [Read More]