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March 27, 2015
  • BNSF Railway Company (Evaluation and analysis of railroad infrastructure and operations)
  • Quiet Creek Corporation (Mapping and precision agriculture operations)
  • Aetos Group Inc. (Aerial inspection of plant infrastructure)
  • Aerial Production Services, Inc. (Aerial photography and inspection)
  • Solusia Air, LLC (Telecommunications and utility structure inspection, construction, and maintenance services)
  • Mike Johnson (Roof inspections)
  • Notus Access Group (Aerial inspections of wind turbine blades and towers)
  • Saratoga Aerial Photo and Video (Aerial photography)
  • Jeffrey J. Walsh (Aerial acquisition and research)
  • Steven Zeets (Aerial acquisition and research)
  • EnviroMINE, Inc. (Surface mining)
  • Industrial Aerobotics, LLC (Precision aerial surveys)
  • Oceaneering International, Inc. (Safety inspections and aerial surveying)
  • NextEra Energy, Inc. (Inspections of energy infrastructure)
  • Wilbur-Ellis Company (Precision agriculture survey and inspection operations)
  • Vision Services Group, LLC (Collect high quality, actionable data for use by agronomists, crop consultants, and forestry professionals)
  • Montico, Inc. (Tower inspections and mapping operations to an existing tower structure)
  • MicroCopter Professional Services, Inc. (Aerial filming and inspections)
  • Aeryon Labs, Inc (Market research, aerial surveys, mapping and inspections)
  • Southern Electric Company (Utility – power lines)
  • San Diego Gas and Electric Company (Utility – electric grids)

View more information on all Section 333 exemptions.

Additional items of interest

  • CNN recently hired HeliVideo Productions, one of the first companies to receive a Section 333 exemption, to get aerial footage for stories about the 50thanniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, AL, USA using a DJI UAV.
  • Google’s Project Titan—an endeavor in which solar-powered UAVs from Google-owned Titan Aerospace will be launched to provide Internet access to remote areas—is set to take off.
  • Fox Sports recently used UAVs to film motorcycles racing at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Lucas Oil Stadium.
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center is testing "ground-based sense-and-avoid technology" for SRC Inc., a company based out of Syracuse, NY, USA.

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Since joining the team 2013, James covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles for each issue of the magazine, James managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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