An Aeryon sUAS is featured in the supporting video segments during this interview with Brian Whiteside, President, VDOS Global LLC, on Bloomberg TV. This interview, with Bloomberg's Emily Chang and Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West”, discussed the recent FAA 333 Exemption approval that VDOS Global received earlier this week and the process the company followed to be the first company approved to conduct flare stack and infrastructure inspections for their US-based oil & gas clients.
The FAA has granted VDOS Global one of the first exemptions to perform flare stack inspections, for their US-based Oil and Gas clients, using the Aeryon SkyRanger.
Waterloo, ON – December 10, 2014 – Aeryon Labs Inc. announced today that VDOS Global LLC has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Section 333 Exemption naming the Aeryon SkyRanger as the small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) that will be deployed to provide flare stack and infrastructure inspections for their oil & gas clients in the United States.
“Today’s announcement by the FAA is extremely positive for VDOS Global, Shell Oil and for commercial operations in general,” commented Aeryon Labs President & CEO, Dave Kroetsch. “We are excited that VDOS Global is the first company, as part of the exemption process, to start conducting inspections and environmental monitoring with the Aeryon SkyRanger. Aeryon sUAS have been used in oil & gas projects for years and this shows that the market and the FAA are ready to embrace our technology on a broader scale”.
Aeryon Labs has loaned an Aeryon Scout sUAS to Ontario-based Global Medic, whose members are in the Philippines to help provide aid to the people affected by Typhoon Hagupit.
Dave Kroetsch, President & CEO, spoke with Eric Drozd on the 570 News Tech Spotlight radio program about the commercial, military and public safety applications that are ideal for sUAS.
WATERLOO, ONT. — Andrew Huang opens his small black suitcase. He snaps on a few propeller pieces, locks in a battery pack and then a camera.
A few taps on his tablet, and his SkyRanger drone is suddenly airborne, moving vertically up, flying high over a parking lot, snapping video and pictures below.
High-tech drones have entered the modern lexicon. Hobbyists are playing with small toy versions. Pilots are complaining about them entering their airspace, putting commercial jets at risk. Even e-commerce giant Amazon is trying to figure out how to use drones to make deliveries.