Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) used at Aetos Group are primarily Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) multi-rotor aircraft. For inspection applications this type of aircraft is best suited because they are able to precisely hold a position in space to acquire data or imagery of a structure. Advanced systems and GPS guidance reduce workload for the pilot so more emphasis can be put on gaining the data required.
UAS are capable of many types of sensors including high resolution video/still cameras, infrared imagers, multispectral and hyperspectral cameras, UV imagers, environmental sensors, and more. Aetos Group maintains developmental relationships with UAS manufacturers to always bring the best solution.
Aetos Group has an FAA Section 333 Exemption to operate UAS in the petrochemical industry.