ARE bridge inspectors will be using the proprietary software to expedite bridge inspection reports, better catalog data and simplify the inspection report process for clients.
We’ve combined nationwide engineering, UAS services, data processing and software development to offer an end-to-end solution for infrastructure management
ARE and AirShark, after finalizing a rebranding campaign with new company logos, have adopted a unified identity to represent AirShark as an ARE brand.
ARE pitched the first of four client demonstrations while the rail bridge inspection software was in its development phase. Feedback from the clients lead to minor adjustments with the software and excitement for the final product.
The acquisition expands ARE’s value proposition from inspecting railroad bridges and providing engineering services to utilizing the UAV as a means of incorporating data analytics into ARE’s safety management procedures, product deliverables and software workflow solutions.
The acquisition expanded Media Wing’s value proposition from video production to providing UAS Data collection and processing services. With a primary focus to engineering firms, Media Wing, dba AirShark provided infrastructure inspections, environmental mapping, data processing and video production.
Media Wing LLC was founded by Fred Depuy, providing customers with a full-service video production for marketing their business. With creative storytelling and aerial videography, the team created videos appearing on national commercials, the Disney Channel and much more.
Founded by Dave Anderson, PE and Angel Lucero, ARE completed purchase of bridge inspection rights and signs agreement with WATCO short-line railroad. Within just 3 years ARE will grow to managing 3500 bridges and inspecting 18000 bridge spans per year for multiple short-line railroads.
The first to receive an FAA 333 exemption for commercial drone operations in Vermont, AirShark was a pioneer in the industry. With custom built UAVs, they provided infrastructure inspections and mapping to local utility companies and engineering firms.
Founded by Dave Anderson, PE and Angel Lucero (95% shareholders), provided rail bridge inspections and reports for short-line railroads.
In the Community
ARE-AirShark loves sharing the fun of flying drones and encouraging today’s youth to get involved in this emerging field. Our AirShark flight team does demonstrations and educates young enthusiasts at ACE camp at Parlin Field in NH, Aviation Day in Concord, NH and other community events.
We are a dynamic team of engineers, UAS pilots, data analysts, GIS specialists and software developers with a combined goal of improving the structural safety of our nation’s critical infrastructure. We work with short-line railroads to keep their bridge assets safe and compliant with the FRA. We work with the Department of Transportation and engineering firms to detect issues with auto bridges. We work with environmental engineers to monitor coastal erosion. We work with utility companies to help them get a more thorough look at their assets, catching issues before they become problems. ARE provides the intelligence you need to make informed decisions.