Many companies and authorities have already discovered the helicopter as a means of carrying out inspections. This is understandable, as helicopters can inspect large areas in a relatively short period of time – something that is nearly impossible to do on the ground. This is not just economical time-wise, but the inspection itself is much more efficient when carried out from above. From the sky one notices matters one would normally overlook on the ground. For example, discolouration, (oil-) stains on water and land, and observations of areas that cannot be reached by car. Inspection helicopters fly relatively low and at an adjusted speed, so you are sure not to miss a thing.


We have vast experience carrying out inspections from the air. Among our clients are governmental authorities, water companies and a number of cable- and pipe companies. You can choose to employ your own observers, or HeliCentre’s inspection team.


HeliCentre has an advanced navigation and reporting system, which has been specifically developed for control- and inspection flights. This system helps carry out the flight in an effective manner, and all reports of notifications and incidents are automatically logged and processed. This makes the flight preparation very time-effective, and you do not need to worry about processing observed and identified data. This will ease the workload, and it helps you carry out inspection flights better.


Flight preparation: you give us the coordinates or traces you wish to check or inspect, and the system automatically calculates the best route.
Of course, you can deviate from this route, or change it, should you need to, during your flight.
The flight: the system will navigate for you; you do not need to do that yourself. You can focus on the actual observing. While making observations / noticing incidents, you only have to take a picture and put in the relevant details. That is all.
Follow-up: of all the identified observations / incidents collected during your flight, the system has created a (client-dependent) report containing all possible information (such as the time of your observation, coordinates, the name of the observer, detail maps complete with location, working area, and photos of the observations, etcetera).
You will receive the report in the format of your choice; a digital or a paper version.
You will not lose valuable time, and you can immediately realise an adequate follow-up.

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  • Navigate with satellite maps, topographic maps, or whichever client-specific map;
  • Projection client-specific details on-screen, regardless of map;
  • Client-specific incident entry;
  • Client-specific reports;
  • Tens of photos per report;
  • High-resolution photos available (separately);
  • Space for texts with every incident;
  • ‘direct-to’ navigation and your own routes in various coordinate systems (for example RD-format, WGS84);
  • Individual work flow per client;
  • Switch between clients (with accompanying work flow and reports) during your flight;
  • Digital output in any desired format.
  • Extremely flexible employability;
  • Can fly very low;
  • Great visibility all-round, and in great detail;
  • Can land on location in case of disasters;
  • Variable speeds: from hovering / hanging still in the air to up to 200 km/hour;
  • Large inspection area: 100-150 square kilometre an hour.