Introducing

The New Brand.

Resource Group's Unmanned Aviation Services division is now RUAS.

This is an exciting time for us, as we seize the opportunity to create a fresh new look for ourselves and embody not only our status as the longest-operating RPQ-s training provider in the marketplace but to also greater incorporate our service delivery offering that has been going from strength to strength over the past three years.

Welcome to our new website, please have a look around and if you have any questions get in touch with contact@ruas.co.uk

Aerial Inspection

Are you looking for a cost effective, safe solution to your aerial inspection requirements?

Our specialist commercial drone operators work with energy providers, oil and gas companies, multi-national organisations, construction and infrastructure companies to deliver bespoke project support using drones. We provide close visual inspection and thermal imagery, as well as providing inspections and non-destructive testing (NDT) wherever required as we hold congested area flying permissions.

We work alongside your company personnel and/or specialist engineers to establish safe methods of capturing the image data required during your industrial drone inspection. This allows our drone pilots to obtain the right imagery for you to make informed decisions about your commercial operations. With the option of viewing a live feed from the drone whilst it is in flight you have the ability to direct the camera operator to capture the exact images that you need, otherwise our team are experienced at working to briefs and gathering the data you need.

Our highly skilled commercial drone operators are able to fly around complex structures in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional methods such as erecting scaffolding or using a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP). In most instances, buildings, chimneys, plants (and other workplaces) can remain fully operational whilst we fly.


We are able to conduct aerial inspections of:

Buildings, chimneys, pipelines, wind turbines, solar arrays, rail track, oil rigs, power lines, electricity pylons, bridges, construction, ships, roads, flare stacks, bridges and roofs

All of our inspections are delivered by CAA accredited operators with enhanced Permissions for Commercial Operation (PfCO) and the authority to undertake both day and night time operations using extended visual line of site (EVLOS).

Are you looking for a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved commercial drone operator?

How We Do It

Technical Information

What we Do

Benefits

Your Requirements

Pre-flight Planning

Risk Assessment

Authorisation

Flight

Data Processing

Delivery To You

Your Requirements

We are only as good as our results, which is why it is important to us that we capture the image/data you need. We work with you up front to ensure that we have a complete understanding of your requirements, this can include one of our team attending project planning meetings to ensure our capability meets your requirements. We have an extensive fleet of platforms, chosen for specific tasks enabling us to provide the best tool for the job whatever type of aerial work is required. We are able to work with any additional stakeholders such as architects, surveyors, construction companies or conservationists to ensure a clean and smooth process with a considered approach.

Pre-flight Planning

Each flight is undertaken following detailed planning* and with safety at the forefront of our processes. Our team of expert operators complete pre-flight planning prior to all flights, this includes a record of preliminary findings and a flying area survey. We operate in accordance with best practice and complete all of our pre-flight planning in a web-based system that provides complete transparency should you wish to see.

*This covers a review of airspace classification, airspace restrictions, local air traffic control, potential air hazards, permissions, restrictions, sensitivities, protective equipment, training, site access, terrain, public access, ground hazards, weather, obstructions and flying area considerations.We are only as good as our results, which is why it is important to us that we capture the image/data you need.

Risk Assessment

Each job requires a risk assessment prior to take off, this is to identify hazards and mitigate potential risks. We produce a method statement detailing how the job will be carried out and the controls that will be put in place to ensure the task is performed safely and legally. This is presented to you prior to the activity, giving you complete peace of mind through full transparency.

Authorisation

Prior to any flight we ensure the correct permissions have been sought and granted from yourself and/or all stakeholders. We ensure that you are fully briefed, have all questions answered and are happy to proceed with the activity prior to any flight.

Flight

All of our pilots are CAA accredited and operate using a best practice, safety first approach. Flight time is dependent on the drone in use and ranges from 10 minute - two hours. We are able to operate continuously throughout the task however long it may be and across austere terrains. Our teams deploy with two of everything required including aircraft and operators, ensuring that your task is completed. The one thing we cannot control is the weather. We remain in constant liaison with you during planning to ensure your project comes in on time and to budget.

Data Processing

Once we have collected the imagery/data we are then able to process it into your required output. Outputs available include: high resolution stills, 4K video, thermographic data, Dense Point Clouds, Digital Elevation Models, 3D Models, Georeferenced Orthomosaic, panoramic 360 stitching. The output data is compatible with most industry recognised GIS programmes. We are also able to provide you with files compatible with Google Earth and CAD software.

Delivery To You

Having processed the data/imagery we are able to supply you with whatever format is best suited for your work flow or client requirement. As we are part of Resource Group you can be assured of our professionalism and quality finish, with experience of working in partnership with corporate organisations across the globe.

  • Congested area flying permissions – we able to fly closer to obstacles than standard permissions allow.
  • Authorised by Network Rail to fly over, around and near to the railway infrastructure.
  • Still and full motion HD and 4K video, thermographic data, live feed
  • Output results accessible on all media outputs – no specialist software required

Please find below a selection of some of our work. Click on an image to find out more about what we do.



  • Less risk as reduced need to work at height.
  • Continuous operation with full responsiveness and flexibility of task.
  • No requirement for scaffolding / MEWP hire.
  • Reduced inspection times.
  • Precise data generated.
If you have any questions then click here to fill in our contact form or get in touch on contact@ruas.co.uk or +44 (0) 1633 835 123.