AIRSPACE & OBSTACLE DETERMINATIONS
Hughes can provide expert analysis of obstacles as they relate to airspace impingement for airports, heliports, architects, construction. Hughes analyzes over 50,000 obstacles annually, both protecting airspace from obstacle encroachment and saving architects time and resources in determination of proposed construction sites. We can also facilitate the required forms to complete your projects on-time with absolute accuracy.
Hughes uses several resources to determine obstacle accuracies including UAS & laser technology, stereo-optical imagery as well as robust data repositories. Hughes is authorized by the FAA to improve OEAAA obstacle database classifications to 1B/2C accuracies. With Hughes expeditious mobilization and resources, airspace constraints can be remedied quickly and accurately.
Hughes deploys the latest UAS technology with its cadre of FAA certificated survey drones, piloted by FAA certificated PEP’s. Hughes can quickly create various machine-readable geospatial mapping products for a wide variety of applications. Hughes is the only FAA Service Provider that can provide this capability and possess the operational experience for the benefit of our customers. Please feel free to contact us to find out more.
Both new and existing airports require surveys for terrain & obstacles, ellipsoid updates, obstacle determinations and GNSS Ionospheric survey. Hughes provides these services using the latest ICAO or FAA conforming criteria. We also provide Heliport certification, FAA 5010 generation and other services tailored to your needs, at any airport or heliport world-wide. Hughes is a licensed sUAS operator and uses drones for aerial survey & 3D & digital Elevation Models of Terrain and Obstacles. Hughes also provides obstacle determinations and classifications to 1A accuracy.
Tired of contracting with heliport “experts” that take forever, provide partial solutions or never answer the phone? Look to Hughes to provide you with a complete solution for design, implementation and certification of your heliport. Transforming a pile of dirt to an IFR heliport in under 12 months, please contact us to discuss your project, requirements and timeline. Whether it is ground based, or an elevated aluminum structure, Hughes will deliver a solution.
Hughes can also provide our own helicopter and UAS for both certification and imagery that can be used in safety and training. We have the expertise to provide the necessary FAA forms, securing a FAA Location Identifier as well as working with state & local agencies for certification of your investment.