Surdex recently purchased our eleventh aircraft, a Rockwell Turbo Commander 690B. As our fifth twin-turbine aircraft, it increases our capacity to collect large area projects by 25%. This added capacity provides further assurance that your project will be completed on time.
This 270-knot, twin-turbine, pressurized aircraft is well suited to accomplish high-altitude acquisition of imagery and lidar, utilizing its 715 horsepower/side engines to quickly climb to altitude and circumnavigate adverse weather. The aircraft belly has two glass lens camera ports to accommodate two sensors, allowing simultaneous acquisition of imagery and lidar or the flexibility to quickly switch between different projects without having to land and perform a time-consuming system change. This addition to our fleet increases our acquisition capacity, allowing us to take on more projects. It also gives us the ability to quickly move our aircraft across the country in search of good weather to acquire project data as efficiently as possible.