TEKEVER, the European leader in advanced Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), has signed a contract with Phoenix Heli-Flight, a Canadian helicopter charter company, to assist in the monitoring and assessment of critical oil and gas infrastructure.

This new contract represents an important landmark in TEKEVER’s expansion into the North American market.

Phoenix will deploy the TEKEVER AR3 UAS to conduct pipeline inspections for oil and gas companies in combination with its own manned helicopters across a range of challenging terrains and in very harsh environmental conditions.


The AR3, which carries a specifically customized sensor package, has a very reduced logistics footprint and offers an operational endurance of 16 hours, making it the perfect solution to support this type of highly demanding missions.

Paul Spring, President of Phoenix Heli-Flight commented: “We are delighted to be working with TEKEVER to enhance our pipeline inspection capabilities. Their sophisticated but easy to operate UAVs will enable us to accomplish complex missions across our uniquely demanding area of operations”.

Strategic market

Commenting on the new contract, Ricardo Mendes, CEO of TEKEVER, said: “It is an exciting time for TEKEVER, as we’re rapidly expanding our global customer base. North America is a strategic market for us, as we believe customers from multiple public and private sectors demand cutting edge technology that enables the delivery of highly efficient and effective turnkey services, even in the most demanding weather and terrain conditions.”

TEKEVER delivers real-time intelligence across ultra-wide areas, providing customers with the most advanced technology in a highly flexible solution, that can comprise both as-a-service and self-reliant adoption options.

TEKEVER UAS are capable of flying up to 20 hours continuously and use a wide combination of sensors to deliver an unprecedented value proposition. Payload packages are designed to support each specific mission, and may include EO and IR cameras, Synthetic Aperture Radars, multiple types of SIGINT sensors, among other options. Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter