By David Yoel, CEO & Founder, American Aerospace Technologies Inc.
These are exciting times for American Aerospace Technologies and October has seen a rush of activities that demonstrates our leadership in the airborne enterprise systems space.
One big deal occurred in mid-month when we conducted aerial reconnaissance using a specially equipped, manned aircraft on behalf of Verizon in the wake of the California wine country fires.
We deployed a Cessna 210 aircraft with our InstiMaps™ payload to provide critical views of network infrastructure otherwise inaccessible due to roads and overhead views blocked by smoky wildfires. The data and imagery were captured and uploaded the same day over the Verizon 4G LTE network to be shared with Verizon’s cell site inspection and repair operations team.
The California venture was our second foray into an active post-disaster setting in the past several weeks. We also flew a 100-mile long reconnaissance mission of the Florida Keys in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Our findings, including some of the first evidence of a tornado touchdown in the Keys, were shared with partners, government officials and others on an open web site as well as a webinar where we described the power of airborne enterprise systems and our InstiMaps service.
I also had the privilege of being invited to talk about American Aerospace, the promise of UAS development and airborne enterprise systems in post-disaster environments at two events just last week.
I was one of the featured speakers and subject matter experts at the 3rd Annual Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Conference. The three-day conference at the Cape May (N.J.) Convention Hall focused on drone technology and robotics’ varied uses in today’s public safety, commercial and government environments.
Later in the week, Verizon invited me to speak at its Verizon Public Safety Day in the Philadelphia area. It was an opportunity for local police, government and public safety agencies and first responders to hear from their peers and Verizon and its technology partners about the work we do to support their mission and the importance of reliable communication.
All the while, we were focused on our next big project, an InstiMaps-driven project on the West Coast to demonstrate our advanced aerial reconnaissance capabilities to one of the world’s largest oil concerns. I hope to share more details on this in the future.
All in all, a busy and productive time.
About American Aerospace
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Conshohocken PA, American Aerospace is a pioneer in the growing field of airborne enterprise systems. The company offers advanced sensors and analytics that operate on manned and unmanned aircraft and small electric drones to deliver near real-time inspection, patrol and mapping services as well as airborne wireless services. To learn more about American Aerospace, visit http://americanaerospace.com or follow the company on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AmericanAeroInc/ .