Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Limited (Texo DSI), the owner and operator of one of the world’s most advanced and dynamic fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles, has teamed up with Centrik to manage its operations.
The move comes as the fleet operator looks to dramatically increase its efficiency and transform the management of areas such as safety, risk and compliance.
The specialist operator uses UAVs to provide state-of-the-art inspection and survey services and precision data collection in hazardous environments such as the maritime, oil and gas sectors. With Centrik’s fully integrated ability to connect all information relating to operational management, Texo DSI can now better display its work and compliance to its clients.
The new partnership also enables the Texo DSI team to spot patterns in management and track progress through KPIs and saves staff hours of manual documentation per week.
James Arnott, principal systems officer at Texo DSI, said: “Centrik is a far smarter, more efficient way to manage our fleet which is now the largest in the sector.
“Instead of relying on disparate spreadsheets, documents and emails to manage our processes, we have a fully integrated management system that automatically ensures all evidence of our operational excellence is kept up-to-date. Our team can focus on their jobs, instead of admin.”
As the system provides live evidence of reporting and actions taken from filed safety cases or risk assessments, Texo DSI can also easily evidence its excellence to regulators and clients.
Arnott added: “Every element of the system is interlinked, so we can compile information packs at the touch of a button. That means when a regulator or client audits, we can provide almost everything they need in advance and avoid them having to spend hours on-site trawling through paperwork.”
Centrik was originally developed for the manned aviation sector but now also provides powerful management for unmanned operations. The system is used by a variety of operators and national aviation authorities, including Aerovironment, Nordic Unmanned and CAA International.