Category: Construction

New drone footage shows progress with Chernobyl arch

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Spectacular new footage shot from a drone flying over the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant released by the EBRD today shows the latest advances in securing the site of the 1986 accident. The video focuses on the arch that will shelter the damaged reactor 4 upon completion in late 2017. If you wish…

Insitu and BNSF ScanEagle first commercial BVLOS flight.

Insitu and BNSF officials launch ScanEagle for the historic first flight. (PRNewsFoto/Insitu, Inc.)

Launching at a tower site near Vaughn, New Mexico, Insitu accomplished the first commercial beyond visual line of sight operation with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the contiguous 48 states. The October 25th event marked the beginning of a week-long series of flights with BNSF Railway designed to show how unmanned aircraft technology can be…

Air Inspect to Transform Wind Turbine Blade Inspection with Fully Automated Solution

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Air Inspect (www.airinspect.com), an aerial inspection and survey specialist combining unmanned aerial vehicles and software-based damage-detection, was unveiled today at the EWEA Wind Power Conference 2015 in Paris. The revolutionary new approach can inspect all 3 blades and deliver a thorough and accurate report in around 60 minutes. With thousands of wind turbines coming to…

Cyberhawk completes ROAV internal tank inspection world first for Maersk Oil

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Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leader in aerial inspection using Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles (ROAV), has completed its first ever ROAV inspection of a cargo oil tank on an operational FPSO. After significant research and development, this successful project launches this new service to the global oil and gas and shipping industry. The world-first took place…

Strat Aero win £1.3mln sUAS contract for Anglian Water project

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Strat Aero plc (LON:AERO), the AIM listed international aerospace company focused on the rapidly emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”) sector, have today announced that Geocurve Holdings Limited (‘Geocurve’), its UAV inspection and surveying division, has been notified of the intention of Barhale PLC, a leading UK infrastructure focused civil engineer, to enter into a £1.3…

bizUAS gives power line inspection demonstrations

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bizUAS was selected as one of only six teams across North America to give an extensive live presentation on the inspection of energized 345kV power structures to representatives of the North American electric power industry. They successfully completed the missions last week. With the help of partners, Unmanned Experts and Cyberhawk, the world-leader in drone-based…

NATE Establishes Committee on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

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The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) announced today the formal establishment of an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Committee. The newly minted committee will be tasked with monitoring the trends and regulatory environment associated with rapidly evolving UAS technologies and making recommendations to NATE members and the wireless infrastructure community on best practices when it…

Cyberhawk launches commercial ROAV wind turbine inspection service

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Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leader in aerial inspection and surveying using Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles (ROAV), also known as UAVs or drones, has marked its busiest ever year in the renewables sector with the launch of a commercial scale inspection solution for wind turbine blades. This year, Cyberhawk’s work in the renewables sector has increased…

A drone has come to a bridge near you, Minnesotans

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Mitch LeClair It wasn’t a bird, and inspections didn’t use a crane. No, the flying object was a drone gathering data near bridges this summer. The Minnesota Department of Transportation conducted studies at four structures using an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV. Operations took place in Little Falls over the Mississippi River and three other…