A permanent monitoring is mandatory for pipeline operators to ensure safe operation. Due to the large spatial extent of a pipeline system, airborne remote sensing is the most efficient method to identify and monitor changes and threats of the pipelines during the decades of their lifecycle.
Once considered as difficult and costly as launching a satellite into space, light twin engine multi-sensor aircraft are coming into its own as a standard configuration of collecting data from a wide variety of sensors from a single cost effective aerial platform.
Only five months after contract award, Airborne Technologies delivered a fully upgraded EC135 Police Helicopter. Legacy systems have been removed quickly and state-of-the-art law enforcement and surveillance technology has been installed.