Augmenting flight safety
BSF Swissphoto has been carrying out survey, geodata and mapping projects for the aviation industry for decades, offering a multitude of services to our customers. This is largely due to the historic background of our company.
By the end of February 2018 we finished our 22nd Aerodrome Obstacle Survey mission successfully! Our surveyors returned from a survey mission at the International Airport of Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, where they surveyed the runway, navigational infrastructure as well as all obstacles such as buildings, antennas, fences, vegetation, etc. You can explore some impressions of this last mission above.
So far, BSF Swissphoto has executed "WGS84 Aerodrome Surveys" on 51 Airports worldwide - from the Carribean over the Middle East to Africa.
Since 2014 the helicopter landing sites of 47 Swiss hospitals and the obstacles around them were mapped for the Swiss Air Ambulance Service REGA. The Swiss Air Traffic control authority Skyguide now produces visual approach charts based on this geodata. These charts define safe approach and departure corridors as well as relevant obstacles in order to support pilots in a best possible way during landing and take-off.
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Visit of students of University Twente
In July 2019, ten students from the University of Twente in Enschede (Netherlands) visited BSF Swissphoto Schoenefeld close to Berlin.
08. 08. 2019
An eagle flies with us...
Two years ago we announced the purchase of the Cessna C208, a new aircraft. This year we are proud to announce two new acquisitions for the expansion of our sensor fleet.
12. 03. 2019
Explora topic "Fascinating bird's eye view"
As part of the Explora series at ETH Zurich, our colleague Stephan Landtwing was interviewed on the topic "Fascinating bird's eye view - aerial photographs and their scientific importance" (Explora, ETH Zurich).
18. 01. 2019
BSF Swissphoto at Intergeo in Frankfurt a.M.
Intergeo 2018 opened its gates from October 16th to 18th 2018 in the new exhibition halls at the Messe Frankfurt.
26. 10. 2018
Successful project finalization in Grenada
Over the past two years, our 3D Mapping expert Mr. Stephan Landtwing supported a component of the "Carribbean Climate Resilience and Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project" on the island state of Grenada.
10. 07. 2018
Successful spring flying season!
We are looking back on a very successful spring flying season in 2018: by the end of May, 560 flight hours had been completed in 7 different countries for image and laser flights.
14. 06. 2018