About Us

We’ve combined nationwide engineering services, UAS data collection, data processing and software development to offer an end to end solution for infrastructure management

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Our History

January 2019
October 2018
January 2018
March 2016
May 2015
March 2015
January 2014
July 2005
Internal Launch of Software
January 2019

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.

Rebranding and Software Demonstration
October 2018

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.

ARE Acquires Media Wing, LLC and AirShark
January 2018

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.

Media Wing LLC acquires AirShark
March 2016

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 formed
May 2015

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.

American Rail Engineers was formed
March 2015

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.

AirShark was formed
January 2014

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.

American Rail Consultants formed
July 2005

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.

Empowering Ingenuity

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.

 

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Who is ARE? We are a team of energetic and intelligent individuals.
At ARE we are empowering ingenuity. Our team is skilled in UAS, engineering, data processing, and software development. We are ready to help you and your business. Our engineers and professional UAS pilots can help overcome the most difficult technical challenges faced by your organization. Contact us today to talk about your engineering goals because at ARE…your success is ours.

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