Source: @YourAlberta on Twitter.
  • Volatus (TSXV:VOL) has passed testing to provide drone service for wildfire suppression in Alberta
  • The Toronto-based company completed Alberta Wildfire Services’ Hinton GRID Testing evaluation process to become a qualified vendor providing infrared imaging
  • Infrared imaging is essential for firefighters on the ground battling critical areas, detecting hot spots, and ensuring that fires are fully extinguished and poses no threat of re-igniting
  • Volatus Aerospace Corp. (VOL) opened trading at $0.29 per share

Volatus (TSXV:VOL) has passed testing to provide drone service for wildfire suppression in Alberta.

The Toronto-based company completed Alberta Wildfire Services’ Hinton GRID Testing evaluation process to become a qualified vendor providing infrared imaging.

The Hinton GRID Testing establishes whether vendors can meet criteria on target sensitivity, accuracy and data delivery based on the needs of fire operations and is a requirement to provide infrared services in Alberta. This standard is recognized by other provincial fire services.

What infrared imaging provides, is said by the company to be essential for firefighters on the ground battling critical areas, detecting hot spots, and ensuring that fires are fully extinguished and poses no threat of re-igniting.

Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace’s Special Flight Ops Team Lead, Walter Weselowski, explained that the company is now on an approved vendor call list of infrared drone imaging service providers in the province of Alberta to help Alberta Wildfire Services.

“Although many drone pilots are wanting to help with wildfire suppression, safely flying a drone in complex wildfire environments while collecting accurate and reliable hotspot data is a skill requiring specific knowledge, qualifications, and experience.”

This unit has 15 years of wildfire infrared hotspot mapping experience across Canada on some of the largest priority fires in several provinces.

Volatus Aerospace provides drone solutions and expertise throughout North America, with a growing presence in Latin America and across the globe. Volatus recently received a Transport Canada special authority to operate heavy crop spraying drones weighing over 25 kg anywhere in Canada. Click here to read more on that news.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (VOL) opened trading at $0.29 per share.

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