There are several resources that enable Surdex to acquire project data on schedule. One of the keys to this success is our fleet of aircraft. Surdex owns 11 aircraft, which are collectively able to host all of our imagery and lidar sensors. Our fleet includes 5 twin-turbine pressurized aircraft: 4 Cessna 441s (Conquests) and a recent addition to our fleet, a Rockwell Turbo Commander (another twin-turbine). These aircraft are critical for projects that are far away and/or cover a large area.
The remainder of the fleet are twin-piston and single-piston aircraft that are ideal for other types of collection. We also have our own aircraft mechanics who perform maintenance, inspections and repairs and ensure all FAA regulations are followed. Having this fleet of aircraft and support staff enables us to keep our aircraft in the air, taking advantage of clear acquisition conditions.