On Sunday May 11, 2014 Aeryon Labs participated in a sUAS-only demonstration at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The focus of the event, sponsored by AUVSI and Space Florida, was to show how sUAS are a beneficial technology that can be used safely in a variety of public safety and commercial applications for collecting aerial images and data.
The following is an excerpt from an article in 4GWar about the demonstration:
The demonstration included four research scenarios: crop health monitoring, searching for a lost or injured person, monitoring mock wildfire and disaster scenes.
The Alaska Center for UAS Integration (ACUASI) selects Aeryon sUAS to demonstrate how unmanned aerial systems can be used to improve pipeline safety operations and best practices.
Waterloo, ON – May 14, 2014 – Aeryon Labs announces that Aeryon small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) will be used by the Alaska Center for UAS Integration (ACUASI) to conduct research relating to pipeline operations. The research program will focus on how Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) sUAS platforms can be used for monitoring pipeline integrity, inspecting new construction, geotechnical engineering and emergency response.
Aeryon Labs strengthens its leadership and growth strategy with the addition of Dave Litwiller
Waterloo, ON - April 22, 2014 - Aeryon Labs, the industry-leading developer and manufacturer of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) is pleased to announce Dave Litwiller as VP Strategy. Mr. Litwiller joins the company with an established relationship as advisor to Aeryon’s leadership team in his previous role as Executive in Residence with Communitech.
In addition to mentorship and advisory expertise with growth-stage technology companies, Litwiller brings to Aeryon more than twenty years of business and engineering knowledge and experience from companies such as Prinova Software and Dalsa Corporation.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks unmanned aerial system (UAS) test site is operational and is granted FAA authorization for wildlife flight operations using the Aeryon Scout.
Waterloo, ON – May 6, 2014 – Aeryon Labs is pleased to announce that the Aeryon Scout™ has been selected as the small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to perform the wildlife surveys during the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Pan-Pacific test flight operations which began this week.
The FAA has granted the UAF a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to conduct authorized flights using the Aeryon Scout to collect images and data that will validate how a sUAS can be used to accurately locate, identify and count large animal populations within the University of Alaska Fairbanks Large Animal Research Station (LARS). The data collected will also be used to develop standards for operating in close proximity to airports in all UAF test locations – Alaska, Oregon and Hawaii.
For energy companies that need to monitor power lines, inspect oil and gas pipelines, check wind turbines or solar panels for defects, small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) provide a faster, cheaper, safer, and more accurate means of collecting aerial imagery than conventional alternatives including satellites, planes or helicopters.
The following is an excerpt from a New York Times article that highlights projects where Aeryon sUAS have provided aerial imagery and data for energy companies: