With over 40,000km of track, Australia has one of the largest railway networks in the world. Regular maintenance is necessary but current inspection methods of track ballast, rail switches, spikes, points, guard rails etc. are costly and can be dangerous or difficult to execute in remote areas.
Regular maintenance and inspections are necessary to keep Australia’s rail network moving, but this often requires crews to be within the rail corridor to perform visual inspections. A range of safety protocols have been introduced to minimise risks, but it can involve costly track possession or occupation to slowly inspect sections, often with limited accessibility.
Use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) can save time and resources in pre and post-construction activities, keeping Australia’s rail network safe and maintained. We can cover vast areas quickly to produce extremely detailed and accurate data which is valuable (and vital) for engineers, surveyors, maintenance teams and project managers to assist with safety, compliance and planning activities.