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    Atlantic Wins 2013 MAPPS Award For Excellence In The Airborne and Satellite Data Acquisition Category

Atlantic Wins 2013 MAPPS Award For Excellence In The Airborne and Satellite Data Acquisition Category

The Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut Mapping Project was the first of its kind to develop large-scale imagery and elevation data for this area located north of the Arctic Circle. The project’s extreme remoteness required a new solution to traditional mapping methods, as well as many logistical obstacles. Atlantic’s innovative project design has earned an award in the Airborne and Satellite Data Acquisition Category of the seventh annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards Competition.

“The Bathurst Inlet, Nunavut Corridor Mapping Project by Atlantic was a very unique project. Located near the Arctic Circle, Atlantic was faced with many challenges involving logistics, project planning and project execution. The project involved image capture and elevation data over a strip of area 1,500 meters wide by 85 kilometers long and was completed on time and on budget,” said Robert “Bob” Burtch PS, CP, Professor Emeritus, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, chairman of the judges’ panel.

“We are honored to win this award as it showcases our innovation as a company,” said Brian Mayfield, President and COO of Atlantic. “Our success on this […]

By |February 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The Challenges of Managing a Fleet of Remote Sensing Aircraft

By: Eric Bale, Associate Vice President of Flight Operations

Effectively managing a fleet of remote sensing aircraft requires an emphasis on planning and attention to detail. We must strike the balance between meeting client schedules and capturing high-quality data within budget. Success hinges on four elements working seamlessly together – a sensor, an aircraft, a crew to operate both, and some cooperation from Mother Nature.

By owning multiple sensors and aircraft options, Atlantic can provide clients a variety of solutions that ensure an accurate product at the best price. We have the capability to fly slower at lower altitudes to meet specifications unachievable by some competitors or fly higher and faster for a quicker delivery than most firms are able to meet. This flexibility, while beneficial to clients, poses some challenges in overseeing the operations of our fleet of aircraft. Currently Atlantic has five mission ready remote sensing aircraft; a Cessna T-210, a Piper PA-31-350, a Partenavia P-68C/TC, a Twin Commander 690B and a Barron 58. Supervising the maintenance and inspections on multiple aircraft requires constant attention; therefore, we recently teamed […]

By |February 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments