Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI) continuous commitment to pushing the envelope of unmanned aerial vehicle services has gone even further with the addition of long-range VTOL Unmanned Helicopter System (UHS) capability.
The company has taken delivery of its first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) High Eye HEF 32 Unmanned Helicopter – making it the first in the UK to do so. This addition to its already comprehensive fleets, further underlines and strengthens its position as the world’s premier commercial drone operators.
The system is the first to be delivered to a UK operator and will allow Texo DSI to operate across an ever increasing sphere of operations.
The HEF 32 Unmanned Helicopter System will allow Texo DSI to operate from shore-based locations to deliver detailed inspection of ocean based assets without the associated risk and logistics of marine transport and transfer of personnel.
In line with Texo DSI vision and its commitment to payload versatility, the system has been configured to adopt interchangeable payload options, including advanced 30x optical zoom HD camera systems, thermal imaging, lidar and UV Corona applications, to accommodate both maritime and land-based missions.
David Williams, principal operations officer of Texo DSI, said: “Texo DSI is the go-to provider for the very best and most advanced UAV deployed survey and inspection solution for clients. The addition of the long range High Eye HEF 32 unmanned helicopter is an excellent example of our continued approach to innovative service delivery.
“We are now looking forward to working in partnership with the CAA to develop BVLOS operations and deploy this system across our key client sectors including the offshore energy sector.”