Dow Wins Approval To Fly Drones | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 20 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 18, 2015

Dow Wins Approval To Fly Drones

Department: Business
Keywords: drones, plant safety, unmanned aircraft
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Dow has researched use of unmanned aircraft at its sites using drones from Aeryon Labs.
Credit: Aeryon
An industrial-purpose drone manufactured by Aeryon.
 
Dow has researched use of unmanned aircraft at its sites using drones from Aeryon Labs.
Credit: Aeryon

Dow Chemical has won Federal Aviation Administration approval to fly small unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, for the purpose of inspecting its plants in the U.S. In its application, Dow said use of drones would reduce the need for human inspection using ropes, scaffolding, bucket trucks, and ladders. Dow said it has tested drones from the manufacturer Aeryon Labs in cooperation with Northwestern Michigan College.

 
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