Easy access to all the Government news updates

Subscribe and receive personalized news articles straight in your inbox

*By clicking "Join us now" you agree to receive emails, promotions and general messages from ExecutiveGov. In addition, you also agree to ExecutiveGov's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.


FAA OKs San Diego Gas & Electric UAS Test; Dave Geier Comments

1 min read

BlackjackUASThe Federal Aviation Administration has approved a test airspace for San Diego Gas & Electric to research and train flight crews on a small unmanned aircraft system.

SDG&E will evaluate how to inspect gas lines, locate power outage sources and access remote areas using small UAS, SDG&E said Friday.

Dave Geier, SDG&E’s vice president of electric transmission and system engineering, said the utility intends to boost its response system for emergencies.

The public utility will perform the testing within the airspace in Eastern San Diego County by using UAS-mounted cameras to inspect utility equipment and transmit images to the control system.

The FAA and SDG&E incorporated privacy considerations into the testing protocol for the pilot program.

The FAA also approved a 100-yard diameter airspace in San Diego for training operations.

ExecutiveGov Logo

Sign Up Now! Executive Gov provides you with Free Daily Updates and News Briefings about Technology

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.