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Fixed Wing Pipeline Patrol: Not All Created Equal

It is more important than ever for pipeline operators to have an fixed wing pipeline patrol partner they can trust.  Falcon’s fixed wing patrol service is an excellent way for operators to meet government regulations without compromising on quality.  What makes Falcon’s fixed wing aerial patrol stand out?  Simple, our commitment to service.  The aerial patrol industry is becoming increasingly complicated, so it’s important to go with a provider that has the experience, safety record, compliance, and availability for both liquid and gas lines – nationwide.

Falcon’s fixed wing aerial patrol is both economical and reliable.  The requirements for aerial patrol can be either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.  It is essential to have at least two aircraft per route.  This ensures that in the event of maintenance or delays, the patrols are done on schedule utilizing the backup aircraft.  Some companies may offer “low cost” patrol services; however, the low cost typically means cutting corners on either insurance, maintenance, or aircraft availability.  This results in problems completing the patrols in the required time frame and will increase costs and frustration.  Falcon’s fixed wing aerial patrol service doesn’t cut corners.  Not only that, Falcon maintains reasonable prices with the guarantee that the work will be done right and on schedule.

Fixed wing aerial patrol requires the proper approach to do it well.  When a Falcon pilot is flying a route, that route is their one job.  Unlike other companies, Falcon does not “cut costs” by doubling up on lines or flying more than one route at a time.  Also, GPS locators and computer mapping programs provide daily reports of progress, issues spotted, and documentation to show that the aerial patrol work was done.  Falcon pilots check in routinely throughout the day and their progress is monitored by central operations.  This ensures a smooth, efficient operation with accountability and the guarantee that the work is done properly.

Insurance and compliance requirements must be met by providers of aerial patrol in the oil and gas industry.  Aircraft liability insurance for single engine aircraft is very expensive and can be difficult to obtain at the levels required by pipeline operators.  Because Falcon performs aerial patrol nationwide for multiple operators, our company meets all insurance requirements and can diffuse those costs among multiple contracts.  Not only that, Operator Qualification standards for liquid and gas lines can be complicated and difficult to maintain.  Falcon streamlines this with its exceptional Operator Qualification program that utilizes both ISNetworld and Veriforce.  All our pilots hold operator qualifications, so there is never a question of compliance.

Falcon Helicopters is by far the best provider of fixed wing aerial patrol in the industry.  The service is exceptional with the accountability, documentation, and compliance required of an aerial patrol service provider.

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