Civil + Structural Engineering News

Michael Baker pioneers drone activity to gather runway improvement data

Michael Baker International recently marked a significant milestone for the aviation industry as it partnered with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) — commonly known as drones — to inspect runway conditions.

AEC TECH NEWS: Research outlines operations risk for drones flying beyond line of sight

PrecisionHawk released its Phase 2 Pathfinder Results as part of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technical Analysis and Applications Center (UAS TAAC) in Santa Fe, N.M. The Phase 2 report identifies the operational risk associated with visual detection of an incoming aircraft and the ability to make a safety decision while operating a drone beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).

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