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Atwell Aerospace gets TC approval for UAV flights in B.C.

Atwell Aerospace Inc. has announced that it has received a Standing Special Flight Operating Certificate (S-SFOC) allowing commercial use of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) anywhere within the province of British Columbia for a one year term.


April 1, 2016
By Atwell Aerospace

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Atwell Aerospace operates the senseFly eBee (www.sensefly.com) and uses this platform to serve its client base for commodity and landfill stockpile volume analysis, 3D mapping, and GIS data collection. The aerial imagery that is captured is processed into 2D orthomosaics and 3D models.

“The momentum we have been experiencing over the past year for our drone based services has been primarily driven by providing aerial data quickly and cost-effectively,” said Vincent Hoog, Atwell Aerospace president and CEO. “The accuracy of our data and the nonintrusive nature of our operations when compared to terrestrial based surveying are providing very real benefits to our clients.”

Hoog continued, “We are very pleased with this SFOC, which allows us to operate in Class C, D, E, and G airspace and proud of our working relationship with Transport Canada.”, he added, “We are also the only senseFly eBee operator to hold such a comprehensive SFOC for the entire province of British Columbia.”