EASTON, MD (1/9/2019) – AXIS GeoAviation, LLC (AGA) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its fleet; a Vulcan Air P68C Twin Engine aircraft. The additional plane allows AGA to support future aerial surveying and mapping projects in the Southeast US, Caribbean and nationwide. AGA’s sister company, AXIS GeoSpatial, LLC (AGS), recently acquired Mapping Resource Group, Inc. of Florida with a significant customer base in the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic regions of the US and the Caribbean. The Vulcan P68C provides the additional capacity to serve AXIS’ clients, as well as versatility in that it is fast enough for aerial imagery collection yet can be flown slower and at lower altitudes to capture higher density LiDAR data. Additional aircraft in AGA’s fleet include a Cessna 206H and a Piper Navajo.
In addition to its growing fleet, AGA has expanded its capability to collect LiDAR data through the purchase of two RIEGL VQ 1560i dual-channel airborne mapping sensors. AGA invested in the additional LiDAR sensors to meet the increasing client demand for higher density datasets. As experts in Hi-Definition LiDAR acquisition, AGA offers survey data collection, processing and classification for design scale mapping of airports, college campuses, environmental remediation, highways, railroads, pipelines, corridors, and other design and maintenance projects. Currently, AXIS GeoAviation is the only company on the East Coast of the United States to own two RIEGL VQ 1560i sensors.
Justin Lahman, CEO of AXIS GeoAviation shared, “We, at AXIS, see rapidly evolving technology trends that will transform the way in which civil engineers, architects, infrastructure managers, and GIS professionals plan and design solutions for tomorrow’s geospatial needs. Our latest expansion and investments are based on our predictions of the innovations that will redefine the scope of work in tomorrow’s surveying, engineering and geospatial markets. Our positioning is founded on intelligent preparation for the future; using the past only to make smarter predictions.”
The new acquisitions bring the total assets owned by AGA to three fixed-wing manned aircraft, two Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), one Vexcel UltraCam Eagle system, one RIEGL LMS-Q1560 LiDAR sensor, and two RIEGL VQ 1560i LiDAR sensors. AGA currently employs four pilots and eight crew members operating out of its Easton, Maryland and Ormond Beach, Florida hangars.
About AXIS GeoAviation
AXIS GeoAviation LLC (AGA) is a leading provider of advanced LiDAR technology and aerial imagery for surveying, mapping and photogrammetry firms in the U.S. Established in 2012 in Easton Maryland, AGA with an additional location in Ormond Beach, FL, provides hi-resolution aerial imagery and LiDAR data. The firm utilizes state of the art aerial cameras, sensors and aircraft to collect quality data in a timely manner for various local, state, federal and private sector clients. For more information, visit axisgeoaviation.com.
AXIS GeoAviation LLC is pleased to announce the purchase of a Piper Navajo. This twin engine aircraft has two (2) 310 Horsepower engines, flying up to 26,000 feet and a range of over 1,100 miles.
This provides an extra level of safety which is good for flying LIDAR at night as well as flying low altitudes over urban areas or places where there are no airports to land if engine failure.
AGA staff and revenues have doubled in the past year. This aircraft has a large cabin which provides a good platform for training new sensor operators as our staff grows.
Easton, Maryland – AXIS GeoAviation LLC today announced the appointment of Andrew Camela as Operations Coordinator. A new position within the flight department, Mr. Camela will be managing Sensor Operators for aerial missions focusing on quality data collection.
With a proven track record for successfully leading large scale initiatives and driving geospatial innovation, Andy’s leadership skills are well suited to lead AXIS GeoAviation LLC’s quality spatial data development efforts as they continue in their mission to provide clients with accurate spatial data that can be integrated with their job site specifications.
Mr. Camela brings more than 3 years of experience in geospatial analysis and data acquisition operations to AXIS. Most recently, he served as Geospatial Analyst at Leidos where he was responsible for processing GPS/IMU, LiDAR, and EO sensor data from a raw format to final products and dissemination in support of the Army Buckeye program in both CONUS and OCONUS locations
Mr. Camela received his Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Retired from the United States Army, Mr. Camela had tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Andy brings an enormous amount of LiDAR technology experience to the Team which was obtained while working for various DoD and commercial venues. He has worked with international governments and other government entities. This attention to detail and focus to quality are the same work ethics he now brings to our clients,” says Dean Toth Director of Operations for AXIS GeoAviation LLC.
AXIS GeoAviation LLC (AGA) is a leading provider of advanced LiDAR technology and aerial imagery for surveying, mapping and photogrammetry firms in the U.S. Established in 2012 in Easton Maryland, AGA provides hi-resolution aerial imagery and LiDAR data. The firm utilizes state of the art aerial cameras, sensors and aircraft to collect quality data in a timely manner. Since 2012, AGA has been capturing hi-definition LiDAR and imagery for various local, state, federal and private sector clients; most specifically several USACE districts. The recent purchase of the Riegl LMS Q-1560 allows AGA to cover larger areas from higher altitudes.
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