Content Category: Utilities
Joint Research Project Tests UAS for Pipeline Inspections
on March 31, 2015 by print the content item
EagleView Technology Corp. - a provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions - has announced an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research project awarded to Pictometry, an EagleView company, by NYSEARCH/the Northeast Gas Association (NGA). The project will bring together Pictometry and the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) Alliance to focus on the feasibility of using UAS to More
SoCal Public Utility Granted Section 333 Approval
on March 31, 2015 by print the content item
Allowing the utility to conduct aerial inspections of its facilities, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Section 333 approval for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations. Through the exemption, SDG&E can operate UAS to inspect its electric and gas facilities, including emergency-response damage assessments throughout its service territory. SDG&E says it is the second More
Infrastructure Inspections Firm Gets Exemption for Aibot X6 UAS
on March 30, 2015 by print the content item
Solusia Air LLC, a services firm that uses unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide asset audits and safety inspections for wireless carriers, tower owners and utilities, has received one of the Section 333 exemptions recently issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Under the exemption, the company is permitted to operate an Aibot X6 UAS from Leica Geosystems. "The FAA More
T-Mobile Replaces Cherry Pickers with Aerialtronics UAS
on March 26, 2015 by print the content item
Telecom provider T-Mobile will now use an Aerialtronics unmanned aerial system (UAS) to inspect 5,000 antennas in the Netherlands. Aerialtronics will also provide UAS training for T-Mobile, which will use its own pilot. Having already tested the UAS in the country, T-Mobile purchased the drone from Aerialtronics, which is also supplying an HD camera equipped with heat sensors and transmitters, More
Sky-Futures Brings Drone Inspections to the U.S. Oil & Gas Market
on March 16, 2015 by print the content item
Sky-Futures USA, a Houston-based company offering drone inspection services to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption. Through the exemption, the company is permitted to operate Ascending Technologies' Falcon 8 drone over land and water for oil and gas inspections. The Sky-Futures business, headquartered in London, has a footprint of over More
Inside ComEd's UAS Exemption for Utility Inspections
on March 04, 2015 by print the content item
Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd), a unit of Chicago-based energy provider Exelon Corp., recently received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to inspect lines. The UAS will be used on a trial basis to inspect and assess conditions of ComEd’s transmission and distribution lines, as well as substations. The aircraft, equipped with a camera that can More
UAVs Sent Undergound to Inspect Spain's Sewers
on March 04, 2015 by print the content item
A water-management company in Spain is testing out unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to survey underground tanks in Barcelona. According to a report from CNET, Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona's water solutions brand, Aqualogy, has done a test run of a UAV that runs through the city’s water-retention pipes responsible for keeping wastewater out of the Mediterranean. An operator remotely More
Ohio Company Lands FAA Exemption for Bridge Inspections
on February 20, 2015 by print the content item
Ohio-based Asymmetric Technologies LLC, a provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection services and data collection, says it is the first company to receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to commercially perform bridge inspection services using UAVs.The recently issued waiver allows the company - a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business - to use UAV technology to conduct the inspections throughout the More
Inside Total Safety's UAS Exemption for Flare Inspections
on February 06, 2015 by print the content item
Total Safety U.S. Inc., which was recently granted a Federal Aviation Administration regulatory exemption for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) use, plans to operate a DJI S1000 for flare inspections. The Houston-based company, a provider of integrated safety and compliance services and the products necessary to support them, operates from 150 locations in 21 countries. Flare maintenance, Total Safety explains, is More
Finnish Company Demonstrates Benefits of UAV Utility Inspections
on January 09, 2015 by print the content item
Sharper Shape, a Helsinki, Finland-based supplier of drone-based automated asset inspection and maintenance planning services, has demonstrated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with advanced sensors in public test flights.    The flights were part of a completed research project conducted with the Electricity Research Pool at Finnish Energy Industries. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the technical viability and cost-efficiency of More
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Are you comfortable with the use of the term "drone" to describe commercial/civil UAS?

Yes; a UAS is a drone.
No; it gives the technology a negative connotation.
No opinion; it's not important what they are called.

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