Aerial Mapping Firm Surdex Wins FAA UAS Exemption
St. Louis firm will use UAS flights for aerial data collection
Surdex Corporation has received a 333 Exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate an Altavian Nova F6500 UAS. The 333 Exemption provides Surdex with a general Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate UAS under 200 feet throughout the U.S. for the purpose of aerial data collection.
Surdex owns and operates an Altavian Nova UAS for use in large-scale aerial mapping applications. This capability will enhance the company’s geospatial data production capabilities by allowing rapid deployment and high-resolution products to be generated in a timely and cost-effective manner. Surdex is currently expanding this 333 Exemption to include other fixed-wing and rotary aircraft.
Surdex Corporation is a geospatial services company, employing almost 100 people. It operates 10 aircraft out of Spirit of St. Louis airport outside of St. Louis.