HAZON completes initial Inspections for PPL Electric
Allentown, PA – HAZON Solutions, LLC (HAZON) conducted Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flights for PPL Electric Utilities in support of a media day event at their Walbert Learning Center.
As reported by KFMZ channel 69 news, PPL is executing the plan to make drones a routine part of the power company’s inspection program for transmission lines. HAZON is working for PPL to help incorporate drones into their inspection solutions. http://www.wfmz.com/news/faa-allows-ppls-dronetesting-program-to-take-off/36349686#.VkKILoL4F3Q.email
David Culler, HAZON CEO, stated, “In the future you’re going to need less people climbing these structures so there’s a huge safety risk mitigation component. This can be true for routine inspections as well as emergency or fault detections.”
Lehigh Valley Live, quoted PPL spokesman, Joe Nixon who stated, “PPL won Federal Aviation Administration approval in April for its drone program, and began using the unmanned aircraft in August.” http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/11/ppl_using_drones_to_inspect_ut.html
“Safety for the pilots and the people in the area is paramount when operating drones. We wear all of the required safety equipment and we ensure that we do not fly unless the environment is safe to do so. We are very proud to help PPL Electric to use UAV’s (drones) to increase safety by reducing the manned helicopter flights and climbing required to inspect the lines” stated Culler.
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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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