HAZON Solutions, a Virginia Beach, Va.-based provider of drone inspection services, has launched the HAZON Drone Capability Development (DCD) program, a suite of services designed to support enterprise clients who are establishing an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operation program.
The HAZON DCD program includes tailored program design, basic and advanced UAS flight training, and program management. In addition, HAZON says it also offers equipment sales and consulting services.
Specifically, the company is focusing on Fortune 1000 organizations that have made significant infrastructure investments, including large utilities and Class I railroads.
HAZON has appointed Ed Hine to lead the new business segment as director of drone capability development. Hine previously served as HAZON’s director of transportation and training. He brings nearly two decades of aviation experience to the DCD program, including 12 years spent flying for the U.S. Navy.
“I’m humbled and excited to be leading this effort for HAZON,” he says. “We’ve spent a great deal of time and energy developing the DCD program to meet the needs of our customers. I am confident that we have built an outstanding solution set for organizations looking to create a drone program of their own.”
In addition, the CEO of HAZON, David Culler Jr., spent 26 years flying for the U.S. Navy. He capped off his career as the commanding officer of Norfolk Naval Station, the world’s largest naval base, the company says.
“It’s an exciting time at HAZON,” says Culler. “We’re looking at significant expansions to HAZON as a whole, as well as the DCD program in the coming months, and expect to make follow on announcements this spring.”