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Aeryon small Unmanned Aerial Systems cover more ground with statewide and nationwide FAA approvals

The FAA approved three separate applications for broad scale sUAS use, enabling Aeryon customers to operate where they are needed within the US

Waterloo, ON – Aeryon Labs Inc., the premier manufacturer of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), is the first Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) sUAS provider to be named in statewide approvals by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for research and public safety applications. Kansas State University Salina (KSU) and the Michigan State Police (MSP) have been granted authority to use Aeryon sUAS throughout their respective states.


Aeryon Labs Introduces the Aeryon HDZoom30 Imaging Payload, Enabling Aerial Image Capture at 30x Optical Zoom

The Aeryon HDZoom30 imaging payload sets a new standard for clarity and precision in unmanned aerial imagery, enabling operators of the Aeryon SkyRanger sUAS to capture high quality video and still images at more than 1000 ft. (300 m) from their target. The Aeryon HDZoom30 makes it possible for ground crews to recognize a face, read a license plate or determine the thread count on a bolt at safe stand-off distances.

Waterloo, ON – February 23, 2015 - Aeryon Labs Inc., the premier manufacturer of VTOL small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) today introduced the Aeryon HDZoom30 imaging payload. The Aeryon HDZoom30 payload sets a new standard for aerial image capture, delivering capabilities including:

  • Up to 30x optical zoom
  • Up to 60x digitally-enhanced zoom
  • 1080p recorded video
  • 20MP still image resolution


Mapping Christ the Redeemer: Aeryon Labs and Pix4D create the first high-resolution 3D model of one of the world’s most recognized monuments

Aeryon Labs Inc., together with Pix4D and PUC University of Rio de Janeiro, reconstructed the first accurate 3D model of Brazil’s most important monument: the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. Using the Aeryon UAV platform for data acquisition and Pix4D’s image processing software for the 3D reconstruction, the project team surmounted various challenges to acquire the high-resolution images needed for the model.

Waterloo, ON – February 18, 2015 – The Christ the Redeemer statue is Brazil’s most important monument. Located atop the 700 meter Corcovado Mountain the Christ statue towers over Rio de Janeiro, at 38 meters of height and with a 28 meter arm span. Accurate 3D reconstruction has not been possible until today because technologies, such as LiDAR, cannot scan the complete statue due to its size, location, difficult accessibility and challenging weather conditions. All previous 3D models and replicas of the statue have been designed by hand.


Aeryon SkyRanger Receives First FAA Section 333 Exemption for Oil & Gas Industry

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”.


Unmanned Experts Chooses Aeryon sUAS as Go-To Platform for Public Safety Applications

Based on numerous successful trials and demonstrations with the Aeryon Scout, Unmanned Experts has added the Aeryon SkyRanger to their roster to aid in their research and evaluation of the benefits of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) technology in a variety of public safety applications.

Waterloo, ON – December 4, 2014 – Aeryon Labs Inc. announced today that Unmanned Experts (UMEX) plans to use the Aeryon SkyRanger, in addition to the Aeryon Scout, to investigate and evaluate the benefits of sUAS technology in a number of police and fire service applications.


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