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Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Drone Inspections
Drones, also known as UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System), are being employed in just about every area of life and how we go about doing things. It seems that a week doesn’t go by without a new use for a drone is being visualized and capitalized upon. At ATS we can help you, in a cost-effective way, with some of the many new methods that are out there utilizing a UAV (Drone). In addition, all of Applied Technical Services UAV professional pilots are Part 107 FAA licensed and US military veterans. Because of the ability to reach particular areas that for many would be cost-prohibitive or otherwise inaccessible, UAVs are evolving as an optimal operational instrument for many services including environmental administration and monitoring, accident investigations and various types of inspections to name a few.
Not long ago, the only form of taking most aerial shots was by using a camera boom, getting on top of buildings, using aerial lifts or scissor lifts, using a very long ladder or even using a helicopter. Now, employing drone shots (UAV’s) is a very conventional cost-effective tactic, and even though aerial lifts and helicopters still have their practices, the innovative aerial drone solution has supplemented greatly to many programs. With our quick deployment and report turnaround time, Applied Technical Services is a one-stop shop for all your aerial drone photography documentation needs.
With over 50 years of testing and investigations, our experts are just a phone call away. There are numerous means that ATS can help you achieve your needs. All of our testing and inspection methods are centered on prerequisites or mandates defined by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and CP-189, A2LA, ASTM, ISO 9001, ISO Guide 17025, NFPA, NAFI, IAAI and NADCAP.
We also offer the following services as applications of our aerial thermal photography (thermography) capabilities:
ATS Unmanned Aircraft System Protocols
All our UAV operations are required to follow the guiding principles outlined below to maintain a safe work environment and achieve compliance with FAA regulations on commercial drone use.
*VLS and Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations states that “The maximum allowable altitude is 400 feet above the ground, and higher if your drone remains within 400 feet of a structure. Operations in Class G airspace are allowed without air traffic control permission. Operations in Class B, C, D and E airspace need ATC approval.”
If your company needs inspection on a hard-to-access area, contact ATS to see if our unmanned aircraft systems can help — We take a closer look!