Airborne Geophysics

ASN has extensive experience in airborne geophysics with projects taking us to countries such as Zambia, Eritrea, South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Colombia, Papua New Guinea, Ghana and Mongolia.

Airborne Geophysics is a demanding flight regime that requires careful planning, risk identification and subsequent mitigation. We work closely with clients and air service providers to ensure that airborne surveys are carried out safely and efficiently with risk mitigated to a level which is As Low As Reasonably Practical (ALARP).

Our goal is to provide our clients with specific advice regarding the operational, onsite and flight safety of airborne geophysical operations as well as the suitability of aircraft, pilots and operators for the proposed task this includes fixed wing, rotary wing and more recently unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Our specific services to industry in the airborne geophysical realm, include but are not limited to:

  • Low Level Flight Safety Analysis
  • Risk Assessment and Mitigation for Low Level Geophysical Survey Operations
  • Documentation Development
  • Operational and Aviation Safety Auditing Services
  • Procedural Compliance
  • Incident Investigation
  • Audits to the IAGSA Safety Manual Standard
  • Audits to OGP Standards

The staff of Air Safety Navigators have extensive experience in airborne geophysical operations globally in roles such as:

  • Line Pilot
  • Chief Pilot
  • Operations
  • Safety Advisor
  • Field Operators
  • Logistics and Operational Survey Planning

Staff have been involved in risk assessment and management, operational planning and auditing as well as incident investigation over a period encompassing the last 15 years.

Air Safety Navigators is an active associate member of the International Airborne Geophysical Safety Association IAGSA.

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