Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing, has announced a contract with QGC, to leverage Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to deliver automated infrastructure inspection and management services for its operations within Queensland.
Vice president of Insitu Commercial and general manager Insitu Pacific, Andrew Duggan said in a statement that the contract with Shell’s QGC business was the culmination of two years of testing and evaluation of Insitu Commercial’s aerial sensing, data analysis and data distribution capabilities.
The BVLOS flight operations are conducted in the Surat Basin over a broad area of Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved airspace encompassing over 700,000 Ha. The data collected by the RPAS is automatically processed and analyzed in near real-time with actionable information (including equipment check lists and operational status) before being delivered directly to field operators and supervisors, and management staff in the headquarters facility in Brisbane, according to the company.
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