SDG&E - San Diego Gas & Electric - Sempra Energy - Drone Fleet
N500VD - INSTANTEYE MK-2
Serial Number: MK2G2-00005
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N500VD
N544L - INSTANTEYE MK-2
Serial Number: MK2G2-00004
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... rtxt=N544L
N557TD - INSTANTEYE MK-2 GEN3
Serial Number: 0030200300632
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N557TD
N619TD - INSTANTEYE MK-2 GEN3
Serial Number: 0030200300634
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N619TD
N619CV - INSTANTEYE MK-2 GEN3
Serial Number: 0030200300637
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N619CV
N619FS - INSTANTEYE MK-2 GEN3
Serial Number: 0030200300633
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N619FS
N858JE - INSTANTEYE MK-2 GEN3
Serial Number: 0030200300635
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N858JE
N858DC - INSTANTEYE MK-2 GEN3
Serial Number: 0030200300636
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N858DC
N553GE - INSTANTEYE MK-2 GEN3
Serial Number: 0030200300639
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N553GE
N554GE - INSTANTEYE MK-2 GEN3
Serial Number: 0030200300638
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N554GE
N111DZ - HAWKEYE MKIII LANCAS - PRECISIONHAWK INC
Serial Number: PCN-04E-201513-001
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N111DZ
SDG&E N-Numbers in reserved on FAA website
N572DC - Reserved Date: 05/26/2015
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... txt=N572DC
FAA Search Name: SAN DIEGO GAS
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... 1&PageNo=1
Lancaster Hawkeye Mark III
YouTube Video - SDG&E gets OK to use drones to check power lines
SDG&E gets approval from FAA to test unmanned aircraft to check transmission lines
http://dronelife.com/2014/07/14/san-die ... -test-uav/
http://www.10news.com/news/sdge-gets-ap ... s-07122014
http://www.cbs8.com/story/26003648/sdge ... one-system
SDG&E Becomes First Utility to Test Drones
http://www.energybiz.com/article/14/07/ ... est-drones
From the Knowledge Summit: drones soar in the utility industry
http://www.intelligentutility.com/artic ... y-industry
SDG&E Is First (Utility) in Unmanned Flight With Drone Testing
Setting the stage for unmanned aircraft inspecting power lines, the Federal Aviation Administration gave San Diego Gas & Electric Co. permission to conduct test flights of a small drone in certain rural areas away from houses and in a San Diego utility yard, SDG&E said on July 11.
It’s the first such permission in the nation, SDG&E said.
SDG&E’s unmanned aircraft is a small, four-propeller helicopter, measuring 16 inches across and weighing less than a pound. It carries a camera.
If successful, SDG&E said it would ask for permission to survey its infrastructure with small aircraft. The approach is cheaper than using a manned helicopter and would extend aerial surveillance to areas where conventional helicopters are not permitted. It could also help the utility during power failures and other emergencies, SDG&E said. The utility said it has 26,000 miles of electric and gas lines that it must inspect.
The four East County test zones will be 2.5 miles long and a half mile wide. The federal government’s permission also extends to a small space — a 100-yard diameter zone — at a utility training facility in San Diego. SDG&E said it hoped to use the space to train flight crews.
“As always, SDG&E is steadfastly dedicated to ensuring privacy and will only use the vehicles, as prescribed by the FAA, to research the reliability and safety purposes of the program,” SDG&E said in a statement.
http://www.sdbj.com/news/2014/jul/13/sd ... e-testing/
How SDG&E trains drone operators to help restore power
http://www.cbs8.com/story/28719788/how- ... tore-power
FAA Authorizes SDG&E to Fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems Throughout Service Territory
http://www.sdge.com/newsroom/press-rele ... throughout
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