TEKEVER, the European leader in advanced Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), has signed a contract with Phoenix Heli-Flight, a Canadian helicopter charter company, to assist in the monitoring and assessment of critical oil and gas infrastructure. This new contract represents a very important landmark in TEKEVER’s expansion into the North American market.
Phoenix will deploy the TEKEVER AR3 UAS to conduct pipeline inspections for oil and gas companies in combination with its own manned helicopters across a range of challenging terrains and in very harsh environmental conditions.
The AR3, which carries a specifically customized sensor package, has a very reduced logistics footprint and offers an operational endurance of 16 hours, making it the perfect solution to support this type of highly demanding missions.
Paul Spring, President of Phoenix Heli-Flight commented: “We are delighted to be working with TEKEVER to enhance our pipeline inspection capabilities. Their sophisticated but easy to operate UAVs will enable us to accomplish complex missions across our uniquely demanding area of operations”.
Commenting on the new contract, Ricardo Mendes, CEO of TEKEVER, said: “It is an exciting time for TEKEVER, as we’re rapidly expanding our global customer base. North America is a strategic market for us, as we believe customers from multiple public and private sectors demand cutting edge technology that enables the delivery of highly efficient and effective turnkey services, even in the most demanding weather and terrain conditions.”
TEKEVER is currently at Xponential 2023, in Denver, USA, exhibiting its AR3. They are based at booth 4620.
TEKEVER delivers real-time intelligence across ultra-wide areas, providing customers with the most advanced technology in a highly flexible solution, that can comprise both as-a-service and self-reliant adoption options. TEKEVER UAS are capable of flying up to 20 hours continuously and use a wide combination of sensors to deliver an unprecedented value proposition. Payload packages are designed to support each specific mission, and may include EO and IR cameras, Synthetic Aperture Radars, multiple types of SIGINT sensors, among other options. Built around an artificial intelligence (AI)-centric platform that combines edge AI, satellite communications, and cloud computing, TEKEVER UAS provide customers with real time intelligence and advanced analytics over simple to use, and globally accessible, web and mobile interfaces. TEKEVER has engineering and production facilities in Portugal and in the United Kingdom, and works closely with a global partner network to provide local support to customers worldwide. For more information, please go to www.tekever.com.
About Phoenix Heli-Flight Inc.
Phoenix Heli-Flight Inc. (Phoenix) is a charter helicopter company operating from its main base and headquarters at the Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada airport. Phoenix is a privately owned company that has been in operation for over 30 years and is a regional leader concentrating on providing the most modern types and models of aircraft possible. Since starting business in 1991 with one plain white, leased AStar, Phoenix has grown its fleet of helicopters to be one of the most recognizable in the world.
Phoenix operates a fleet of ten Airbus Helicopters aircraft that includes both single and twin turbine engine light and intermediate helicopters. The company prides itself on offering its clients low-time aircraft equipped with leading-edge technology. Phoenix services a wide variety of industries including environmental monitoring, wildlife conservation, utilities, oil and gas, forestry, construction, corporate transport, general transportation of personnel and freight, and wildfire suppression. Phoenix also operates the Local HERO Foundation’s EC135, providing 24/7 dedicated Search and Rescue (SAR) and Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to the Fort McMurray area and remote communities within a 300-mile radius.