Atkins has been appointed to undertake monthly drone flights across Hinkley Point C, to provide survey data on the nuclear power stations’ ongoing construction. Once a month, Atkins is using a multi-platform approach to survey the 180-hectare site, deploying its fixed-wing Wingtra drone to survey the entire site and multi-rotor drones to conduct localised surveys. With Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) permission granted by the Civil Aviation Authority earlier this month, Atkins can conduct the survey from up to 650ft above ground level, within a range of 1.5km from the drone pilot. The increased altitude afforded by the EVLOS
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