Pipeline Safety Research Project uses Aeryon sUAS to Demonstrate Benefits of VTOL Capabilities

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.

As a VTOL aerial vehicle, Aeryon sUAS can operate lower and slower than manned aircraft, and fly in confined areas or environments where fixed-wing UAVs or ground personnel cannot reach safely. Aeryon sUAS are able to fly pre-planned flight paths which ensure that constant and consistent monitoring of pipelines and facilities is easily attained. Aeryon sUAS provide a complete accurately geo-referenced visual of the area allowing operators on the ground to fully understand any potential risk or damage to the pipeline. The research will help oil and gas companies determine the most appropriate procedures and best practices for ensuring the safety of their pipeline infrastructure and overall operations.

“The ACUASI has been a leader in sUAS research for many years and continues to validate the positive uses of sUAS technology”, explains Dave Kroetsch, Aeryon President & CEO. “The lessons learned from this upcoming pipeline project will help ensure that companies understand how sUAS can help their pipeline operations run efficiently by providing consistent and repeatable results.”

This research project is supported by the US Department of Transportation and operated by the ACUASI with the Pipeline Research Council as project advisor. The project is scheduled begin later in 2014.

 

About Aeryon Labs Inc.

Aeryon Labs is the premier manufacturer of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) which are at the center of major world events and international media stories. The company is the trusted partner of civil and military customers, resellers, and other commercial business partners around the globe. Aeryon Labs is a Canadian Controlled Private Company with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Field-tested and mission-proven, Aeryon sUAS set the standard for immediate aerial intelligence gathering by anyone, anywhere, anytime, for a wide range of military, public safety and commercial applications.

For more information visit: www.aeryon.com

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