American Rail Engineers Acquires Commercial Drone Company

| January 17, 2018

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As further evidence that drones are becoming standard equipment on infrastructure inspection sites, ARE Corporation (American Rail Engineers), headquartered in Irvine, CA, has acquired a commercial drone company. ARE acquired Media Wing, LLC, a New England based UAV/Drone Data Collection, dba AirShark, and Video Production Company. “The acquisition expands ARE’s industry-leading engineering, software development, bridge inspection services and nation-wide footprint to include unmanned flight operations, image analysis, GIS modeling and video rendering,” says an ARE announcement.  The investment is a clear indication of the value that drone technology can deliver to engineering firms: cutting costs and time while increasing worker safety.

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