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Lawmaker Introduces the ‘UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act’

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UAO Staff on March 18, 2016

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., has introduced the “UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act,” which he says would ensure critical infrastructure operators are able to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). S.2684 would direct the U.S. secretary of transportation to develop a [Read More]

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

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UAO Staff 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]

Infrastructure Inspections Firm Gets Exemption for Aibot X6 UAS

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UAO Staff on March 30, 2015

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 [Read More]

Virginia UAS Test Site Conducts Infrastructure Inspection

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UAO Staff on March 23, 2015

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at Virginia Tech has completed a test flight of a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route. The flight, lasting about 90 minutes, covered around 11 miles over a Colonial Pipeline Co. right [Read More]