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Nick Harwood: About the Author
VP - Operations, Aetos Group


Nick Harwood

Nick Harwood is the VP of Operations at Aetos Group Inc., an FAA approved UAS and robotic inspection solution provider to the petrochemical industry. Nick has extensive operational experience and thousands of UAS flight hours with the DoD. There he was closely involved with systems integration and responsible for safety and DCMA compliance, engineering flight test, training, and down-range combat support. He has helped major industrial clients integrate and proliferate UAS and robotic technology into their maintenance and reliability programs. Nick holds a B.B.A from Davenport University, a commercial pilots license, and is a certified flight instructor. 

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Published Articles

September/October 2015 Inspectioneering Journal

This article is intended to provide some helpful insights when it comes to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), and to hopefully put you on the path to safer and more cost-effective inspections utilizing UAS technologies.

Blog

Last Wednesday the FAA announced an initiative to allow three additional commercial drone applications; applications that will bring big value to the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical industries. Today, drone operators must have a Section 333 Exemption from the FAA to conduct commercial operations in the United States.

Authors: Nick Harwood
March/April 2015 Inspectioneering Journal

The ability to gain this unique perspective has recently become easier and safer with today’s technological advancements. This new technology comes in the form of a miniature flying machine, better known as a drone or small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS). These systems can be a modified hobby aircraft or highly reliable, military grade aerial robots.


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