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FAA Issues Surdex a 333 Exemption

Surdex received a 333 Exemption from the FAA to operate an Altavian Nova F6500 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). This 333 Exemption provides Surdex with a general Certificate of Authorization (COA) to operate UAS under 200 feet throughout the U.S. for the purpose of aerial data collection. Surdex owns and operates an Altavian Nova UAS forLearn More
  • 8 Sep, 2015
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UAS Day in State Capitol

On April 29, 2015: UAS experts from Surdex attended “UAS Awareness Day” on the east lawn of the Missouri capitol in Jefferson City. Staff met with state representatives who were interested in crafting legislation to allow UAS flights in the state. Missouri State Representative Ken Wilson expressed a great deal of interest; he will beLearn More
  • 30 Apr, 2015
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Surdex Purchases 4th Leica ADS100 Digital Imaging Sensor

June 2014 Surdex Corporation has received delivery of its fourth Leica ADS100 digital imaging sensor. Two units were delivered in June 2013, which were the first Leica ADS100 systems to become operational in the U.S. All four systems have already been engaged on several important aerial mapping projects. A technical paper was presented by SurdexLearn More
  • 30 Oct, 2014
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Surdex Celebrates 60th Anniversary

This year Surdex celebrates its 60th anniversary. Fifty years ago, in early 1954, Surdex became the first commercial aviation tenant of Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Missouri (metropolitan St. Louis). Surdex has grown with Spirit Airport over the past 50 years and today employs over 80 people and operates 10 aircraft. Founder EarlLearn More
  • 24 Sep, 2014
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Steve Kasten Appointed VP Business Development – USACE

May 2014: Steve Kasten transitions to a Business Development role at Surdex. In his new position Steve will focus on developing our relationship with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts. Steve’s understanding of the solicitation, contracting and project execution functions within the Corps has been a unique contribution to Surdex over the years. Steve’s experience,Learn More
  • 26 Jun, 2014
  • Mark Zeman
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St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley Proclaims May 3 “Earl R. Hoffmann Day”

May 2014: During the 2014 Spirit of St. Louis Air Show, County Executive Charlie Dooley presented a proclamation announcing the day as Earl R. Hoffmann day for his contributions to the county. 60 years ago, Hoffmann formed Surdex Corporation, which is now one of the country’s premier geospatial services companies that employs 80 people andLearn More
  • 24 Jun, 2014
  • Mark Zeman
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