Skynetwest has embarked on an agreement with a major regional utility company for inspection work on power lines and generating stations.
The US-based utility firm’s identity was not disclosed but it has been said that the move could produce more than £76,000 ($100,000) in annual revenues.
According to Skynetwest’s director of strategy Sean Goetz, inspections done manually would likely cost more, be less comprehensive and more dangerous given they are done by individuals.
He said: “We can manoeuvre into difficult spaces. We enable our clients to review data and perform inspections from the comfort and safety of their desktops in a way that’s faster and more detailed than visual inspections”
Skynetwest says its data specialists are looking forward to ongoing developments in UAS technology that will allow the company to offer even more comprehensive views to its clients, including multispectral systems with sensors that will enable drone systems to see behind the object being inspected.