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Our Story

Aethon strives to be the industry leader in the inspection, monitoring, and assessment of energy infrastructure using aerial LiDAR and imagery data.

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About Us

Aethon Aerial (Aethon) was established in 2016 and is a proven supplier of airborne inspection and LiDAR mapping services to major power utilities in Canada, United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

Aethon provides market-leading asset inspection and mapping services to electrical and telecommunication utilities worldwide. With decades of experience managing over 800,000KM of powerline LiDAR and image acquisition, and inspection projects for clients across the globe, the Aethon team is a trusted advisor for all types of inspection. With the combination of our capabilities and technology, we can inspect and survey any asset, above or below ground.

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Partnership

Our expertise in LiDAR is based upon more than two decades of partnership and technical collaboration with Riegl Measurement Systems Inc. and Applanix Inc., leaders in commercial LiDAR and inertial measurement solutions.

 

In 2021, Aethon used its proprietary, automated aerial sensors to inspect over 250,000 utility poles and performed engineering and vegetation LiDAR surveys on over 40,000KM of transmission and distribution lines. This was achieved using fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, and UAS. Our manned and unmanned aircraft solutions incorporate advanced LiDAR sensors and image-stabilized sensor payloads that deliver analytics to clients using advanced algorithms.

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Impeccable Quality. Unparalleled Results.

Aethon enables 21st century utility asset management by providing asset health information and analysis through remotely captured data. We believe technology can be deployed in ways that significantly improve the inspection services that are both necessary and of primary importance to utilities. Though technology alone is not enough. It is the capability to understand asset inspection needs, tailor the technology solution to fit those needs, and provide meaningful analytics in a cost effective manner that drive the value expected by utilities.

At the core of our software development efforts is to decrease the time between data acquisition and delivery. This reduces the barrier of entry for our clients to capture vital information of their infrastructure. By commercializing sensors based on client's unique inspection needs, Aethon can optimize processes which previously took up to four weeks to a matter of days. Such efficiencies help simplify the aerial inspection process, thus warranting cost-savings and higher quality results for our clients. 

In addition to performing asset inspections, we provide clients with accurate geospatial information, allowing them to develop timely environmental plans and easement information. We also provide inputs into asset risk models, conduct thermal ratings for conductors, and develop metrics like pole lean, sag heights, and key indicators that determine requirements for modifying existing or building new assets.​

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