Spurred initially by hobbyist interest, drone technology has also seen rapid adoption rates in the last few years by businesses that see the potential drones offer commercially.
Previous options for visually assessing a location hundreds of feet high were limited; either have a rope access technician descend from above or send a visual inspector up on a crane — the latter of which is expensive and both of which are potentially dangerous. Drone technology now affords inspectors a faster, safer, and more convenient alternative.
By utilizing drones, otherwise known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or small unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs), ATS’ visual inspectors can reach and study locations that are normally difficult to access.
ATS drone inspection team is made up of a licensed UAV pilot who controls the vehicle and an experienced camera operator who captures the visual data.