HAI Member Spotlight: Ansell & Brown Aviation, Florida, USA

Jen Boyer Top Story

Feb. 23, 2021

A look at an HAI member up close and personal.

Ansell & Brown Aviation of Pensacola, Florida, is a small helicopter company serving the southeastern United States. Since its inception in 2017, the company has supported numerous projects in the region.

A Wide Variety of Services and Clients
Operating the MD 500, Bell 206, and UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters as well as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Ansell & Brown conducts a wide variety of missions, including search and rescue, short haul, animal capture and/or surveying, airborne law enforcement, power-line and pipeline construction and surveying, inspections, precision longline operations, construction services, fire suppression, and aerial photography.

The company aims to be the go-to solution for utility companies, construction companies, surveyors, government agencies, inspectors, and emergency responders seeking immediate or scheduled helicopter services. Ansell & Brown supports clients with new-construction projects, maintenance, repairs, and upgrades and is experienced in safely conducting rope and wire pulls, insulator changeouts, and bird diverter and marker ball installs.

A Part 133 Class A, B, and C external-load certified helicopter company with a human external cargo (HEC) program, Ansell & Brown employs a team of expert and specialized professional helicopter pilots, operations specialists, and maintenance personnel all focused on safety.

Inspections and Surveys
Ansell & Brown specializes in aerial inspections and surveys utilizing infrared, LiDAR, video, high-definition, and close/visual technology. Whether cost-effectively covering a large area in a short time or getting up close using UAV technology, the operator strives to safely conduct the work on budget while minimizing its environmental footprint.

The company is no stranger to violent weather and its destruction. Whether hurricanes, thunderstorms, fire, floods, lightning, or tornadoes, Ansell & Brown can quickly respond to calls for inspections, rescues, repair, and other support services when the weather wreaks havoc.

UAV/UAS Program
The newest service at Ansell & Brown is the operator’s UAV program. The company combines the latest unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologies with cutting-edge sensors, optics, and intelligent flight systems, bringing a vital tool to businesses looking to more efficiently collect information crucial to their operations.

From asset management to post-event emergency response capabilities, Ansell & Brown’s team of experienced UAV pilots, engineers, and project managers works with electric utility customers to deploy UAS to gather high-quality, actionable data. The company operates the DJI Matrice RTK V2 and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. UAV capabilities include gyrostabilized video and still-image capture with 30x optical zoom as well as Flir sensing technology.

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