HAZON demonstrates Drone Power Line Inspections with Dominion Power
Chesterfield County, VA – HAZON Solutions LLC (HAZON) conducted Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flights for Dominion Virginia Power (DVP) in support of Media Day and the announcement by DVP of utilizing unmanned systems to support inspection testing of transmission lines and towers.
“We are very honoured to be asked to demonstrate to the Media how Dominion Power plans to use UAV’s to perform these important inspections,” stated HAZON CEO, David Culler. “We have a great partnership with Dominion, and for several months now, we’ve had the opportunity to test and refine the safe, efficient and the most effective UAV operations techniques.”
As reported on NBC29 News (WVIR) Dominion Manager of Electric Transmission, Forestry & Line Services Steven Eisenrauch thinks drones can more efficiently weave in and out of transmission lines and check out the tops of buildings for inspections.
"You have a device that weighs 25, 30 pounds up in the air as opposed to a full-fledged helicopter," Eisenrauch said. “It’s a great technology from our standpoint, from a reliability and safety perspective...What we’re looking at down the road is to be able to utilize these drones typically where we have used helicopters.”
HAZON has (5) 333 exemptions including: Infrastructure Inspection, Crisis Response and Precision Agriculture Inspections. HAZON is veteran owned and operated and has set a company goal of seeking out of highly qualified individuals to join the flight department including: Veterans and groups that are under represented in the aviation community like women and some minority groups.
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HAZON Solutions LLC (HAZON) is the leading developer of sUAV operations and capability development for large organizations. The company has deep roots in Naval aviation, nuclear propulsion and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and recon) operations. This unique skill set enables HAZON to assist Fortune 1000 companies in the development of all aspects of drone operations. HAZON is a Veteran owned and operated sUAV service’s company located in Virginia Beach, VA. HAZON is an equal opportunity employer.
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