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RAA builds on existing relationship with Network Rail Air Ops by securing a place on new UAS framework

June 6, 2019 in Announcements, News

Richard Allitt Associates Ltd are very pleased to be able to announce that Remote Aerial Surveys have been awarded a place on Network Rail’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Framework for the delivery of UAS services nationally for the next three years.

Following on from our initial appointment to the original framework in 2014 and subsequent contract extensions, the award will see Remote Aerial Surveys providing continuous services including inspection and survey of railway infrastructure and assets. This time the framework for UAS services was split into 3 geographical lots; South, Midlands and North, with RAA successful in their bids for all three regions.

RAS Operations Director Martin Allitt commented “We are looking forward to this next phase in our relationship with Network Rail and continuing to collaboratively develop innovative and safe survey and inspection solutions across the rail infrastructure. Having been on the original framework from the outset, we are excited about the opportunities to come and the scope to assist the Air Ops division not only by providing our surveying services but by sharing ideas and experiences in what is a rapidly advancing sector both in technology and growth”

For more information on our services have a look around our website or contact us here

Remote Aerial Surveys join CIRIA steering group for use of UAV’s in infrastructure asset management

December 4, 2017 in Announcements, News, UAVs

Richard Allitt Associates are pleased to announce that Remote Aerial Surveys has joined the steering group of CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association) for the development of guidance in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in infrastructure asset management.

The aim of the project is to develop good practice guidance targeted at infrastructure asset managers and suppliers of UAV services.

Martin Allitt who heads up Remote Aerial Surveys operations said: “We are delighted to have joined this steering group for such an important industry initiative.  We have seen the industry grow tremendously over the past year and it is vital that guidance is developed in order to ensure proper understanding of both opportunities and limitations within the use of drones in the construction industry”

There are multiple ways in which UAV’s can be used at all stages during the construction process, from planning, during and post construction as well as on-going maintenance.  To find out more about the services RAS can offer please click here

About CIRIA

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is the technical centre of gravity for the construction industry. CIRIA aims to be the leading provider of guidance in the infrastructure sector. CIRIA has been active in this community for many years and the guidance produced has played an important role in shaping the understanding and the adoption of the techniques developed over this time. Further details can be found via their website www.ciria.org

Remote Aerial Surveys secure framework contract extension with Network Rail for UAV services

November 17, 2017 in Announcements, UAVs

We are pleased to formally announce that our framework contract with Network Rail to provide UAV survey services has been extended by another year.

Remote Aerial Surveys were 1 of only 4 companies awarded a place on the national framework after successfully bidding to supply infrastructure inspection and survey services for a 3 year period.

Managing Director Richard Allitt said ‘We are very pleased to have this contract extended and delighted to be continuing to provide Network Rail with high quality UAV services for a further year.   The Remote Aerial Surveys part of our business was pioneered through the NR opportunity so it is a pleasure to continue working in this field whilst also having developed and significantly grown the business in other areas and applications.’

Network Rail Air operations team surveys the railway by helicopter and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones).

Flying drones on or around rail infrastructure and people is a specialist and potentially high-risk activity. It is illegal to fly a drone on or near the railway, so NR have a framework of approved suppliers and specially trained in-house pilots, who are the only people authorised to fly drones over the railway. For more information on Network Rail Air Operations please click here


RAA builds on existing relationship with Network Rail Air Ops by securing a place on new UAS framework

June 6, 2019 in Announcements, News

Richard Allitt Associates Ltd are very pleased to be able to announce that Remote Aerial Surveys have been awarded a place on Network Rail’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Framework for the delivery of UAS services nationally for the next three years.

Following on from our initial appointment to the original framework in 2014 and subsequent contract extensions, the award will see Remote Aerial Surveys providing continuous services including inspection and survey of railway infrastructure and assets. This time the framework for UAS services was split into 3 geographical lots; South, Midlands and North, with RAA successful in their bids for all three regions.

RAS Operations Director Martin Allitt commented “We are looking forward to this next phase in our relationship with Network Rail and continuing to collaboratively develop innovative and safe survey and inspection solutions across the rail infrastructure. Having been on the original framework from the outset, we are excited about the opportunities to come and the scope to assist the Air Ops division not only by providing our surveying services but by sharing ideas and experiences in what is a rapidly advancing sector both in technology and growth”

For more information on our services have a look around our website or contact us here

Remote Aerial Surveys join CIRIA steering group for use of UAV’s in infrastructure asset management

December 4, 2017 in Announcements, News, UAVs

Richard Allitt Associates are pleased to announce that Remote Aerial Surveys has joined the steering group of CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association) for the development of guidance in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in infrastructure asset management.

The aim of the project is to develop good practice guidance targeted at infrastructure asset managers and suppliers of UAV services.

Martin Allitt who heads up Remote Aerial Surveys operations said: “We are delighted to have joined this steering group for such an important industry initiative.  We have seen the industry grow tremendously over the past year and it is vital that guidance is developed in order to ensure proper understanding of both opportunities and limitations within the use of drones in the construction industry”

There are multiple ways in which UAV’s can be used at all stages during the construction process, from planning, during and post construction as well as on-going maintenance.  To find out more about the services RAS can offer please click here

About CIRIA

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is the technical centre of gravity for the construction industry. CIRIA aims to be the leading provider of guidance in the infrastructure sector. CIRIA has been active in this community for many years and the guidance produced has played an important role in shaping the understanding and the adoption of the techniques developed over this time. Further details can be found via their website www.ciria.org

Remote Aerial Surveys secure framework contract extension with Network Rail for UAV services

November 17, 2017 in Announcements, UAVs

We are pleased to formally announce that our framework contract with Network Rail to provide UAV survey services has been extended by another year.

Remote Aerial Surveys were 1 of only 4 companies awarded a place on the national framework after successfully bidding to supply infrastructure inspection and survey services for a 3 year period.

Managing Director Richard Allitt said ‘We are very pleased to have this contract extended and delighted to be continuing to provide Network Rail with high quality UAV services for a further year.   The Remote Aerial Surveys part of our business was pioneered through the NR opportunity so it is a pleasure to continue working in this field whilst also having developed and significantly grown the business in other areas and applications.’

Network Rail Air operations team surveys the railway by helicopter and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones).

Flying drones on or around rail infrastructure and people is a specialist and potentially high-risk activity. It is illegal to fly a drone on or near the railway, so NR have a framework of approved suppliers and specially trained in-house pilots, who are the only people authorised to fly drones over the railway. For more information on Network Rail Air Operations please click here

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RAA builds on existing relationship with Network Rail Air Ops by securing a place on new UAS framework

June 6, 2019 in Announcements, News

Richard Allitt Associates Ltd are very pleased to be able to announce that Remote Aerial Surveys have been awarded a place on Network Rail’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Framework for the delivery of UAS services nationally for the next three years.

Following on from our initial appointment to the original framework in 2014 and subsequent contract extensions, the award will see Remote Aerial Surveys providing continuous services including inspection and survey of railway infrastructure and assets. This time the framework for UAS services was split into 3 geographical lots; South, Midlands and North, with RAA successful in their bids for all three regions.

RAS Operations Director Martin Allitt commented “We are looking forward to this next phase in our relationship with Network Rail and continuing to collaboratively develop innovative and safe survey and inspection solutions across the rail infrastructure. Having been on the original framework from the outset, we are excited about the opportunities to come and the scope to assist the Air Ops division not only by providing our surveying services but by sharing ideas and experiences in what is a rapidly advancing sector both in technology and growth”

For more information on our services have a look around our website or contact us here

Remote Aerial Surveys join CIRIA steering group for use of UAV’s in infrastructure asset management

December 4, 2017 in Announcements, News, UAVs

Richard Allitt Associates are pleased to announce that Remote Aerial Surveys has joined the steering group of CIRIA (The Construction Industry Research and Information Association) for the development of guidance in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in infrastructure asset management.

The aim of the project is to develop good practice guidance targeted at infrastructure asset managers and suppliers of UAV services.

Martin Allitt who heads up Remote Aerial Surveys operations said: “We are delighted to have joined this steering group for such an important industry initiative.  We have seen the industry grow tremendously over the past year and it is vital that guidance is developed in order to ensure proper understanding of both opportunities and limitations within the use of drones in the construction industry”

There are multiple ways in which UAV’s can be used at all stages during the construction process, from planning, during and post construction as well as on-going maintenance.  To find out more about the services RAS can offer please click here

About CIRIA

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) is the technical centre of gravity for the construction industry. CIRIA aims to be the leading provider of guidance in the infrastructure sector. CIRIA has been active in this community for many years and the guidance produced has played an important role in shaping the understanding and the adoption of the techniques developed over this time. Further details can be found via their website www.ciria.org

Remote Aerial Surveys secure framework contract extension with Network Rail for UAV services

November 17, 2017 in Announcements, UAVs

We are pleased to formally announce that our framework contract with Network Rail to provide UAV survey services has been extended by another year.

Remote Aerial Surveys were 1 of only 4 companies awarded a place on the national framework after successfully bidding to supply infrastructure inspection and survey services for a 3 year period.

Managing Director Richard Allitt said ‘We are very pleased to have this contract extended and delighted to be continuing to provide Network Rail with high quality UAV services for a further year.   The Remote Aerial Surveys part of our business was pioneered through the NR opportunity so it is a pleasure to continue working in this field whilst also having developed and significantly grown the business in other areas and applications.’

Network Rail Air operations team surveys the railway by helicopter and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones).

Flying drones on or around rail infrastructure and people is a specialist and potentially high-risk activity. It is illegal to fly a drone on or near the railway, so NR have a framework of approved suppliers and specially trained in-house pilots, who are the only people authorised to fly drones over the railway. For more information on Network Rail Air Operations please click here