PARTNERSHIPS


Aeryon Labs is a small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) provider and recognized technology and industry leader. Aeryon Labs is a trusted partner of civil and military customers, resellers, and other commercial business partners around the globe. Founded in 2007, Aeryon Labs is a Canadian Controlled Private Company with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The Aeryon team has a broad range of experience in fields including: computer and electrical engineering, video processing, digital video compression, telecommunications, mechanical and mechatronic system design and software development – as well as knowledge and expertise in robotics and image compression. Aviation Unmanned is a proud Aeryon customer. AU leverages the amazing capabilities of the Aeryon SkyRanger SUAS to accomplish difficult inspections for our customers. The high level of autonomy and excellent safety features allow our pilots to complete difficult inspections quickly and safely.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., is headquartered in Houston, Texas. It’s electric transmission and delivery business delivers electricity in a 5,000 square-mile area that includes Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. Our natural gas distribution business operates in six states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. CenterPoint Energy Services (CES), our competitive natural gas sales and service business, serves approximately 25,000 customers across 20 states.

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Martin Midstream Partners L.P. is a publicly traded limited partnership with a diverse set of operations focused primarily in the United States Gulf Coast region. Our four primary business lines include:
  • Terminalling, storage and packaging services for petroleum products and by-products including refining, blending and packaging of finished lubricants
  • Natural gas liquids transportation and distribution services and natural gas storage
  • Sulfur and sulfur-based products gathering, processing, manufacturing, marketing and distribution including fertilizer manufacturing and distribution
  • Marine transportation services for petroleum products and by-products
The petroleum products and by-products we collect, transport, store and distribute are produced primarily by the independent oil and gas companies who often turn to third parties, such as us, for the transportation and disposition of these products. In addition to these major and independent oil and gas companies, our primary customers include independent refiners, large chemical companies, fertilizer manufacturers and other wholesale purchasers of these products. We operate primarily in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S., which is a major hub for petroleum refining, natural gas gathering and processing and support services for the exploration and production industry. Our diversified asset base enables us to offer our customers an integrated distribution network consisting of transportation terminalling, distribution and midstream logistical services.

The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC)

The LSUASC team is focused on innovative solutions for the national purpose of integrating UAS into the national airspace. We also are committed to the business of commercial development of applications that enhance America’s competitiveness in global markets by leveraging UAS technologies. Our mission is also educational as we seek top-flight research programs and personnel to deepen student learning experience that will keep America competitive for decades to come.

Martin UAV’s mission is to provide customers with the most cost-effective access to aerial information. They specialize in providing robust and versatile Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), to support the most demanding collection needs. With decades of research and development, their platforms offer leading edge concepts at production quality performance Their latest and most proud achievement, is the first-of-its-kind, vertical-take-off-and-land (VTOL) V-BAT UAS that combines the ability to hover with the efficiency of high speed horizontal flight, a wholly unique UAS capability that bridges critical mission gap with a cost-effective solution and a near-zero footprint. Aviation Unmanned is proud to be the Primary Service Provider for all Martin UAV platforms.
Originally founded in 1906 as an intrastate natural gas pipeline business in Oklahoma, today ONEOK is one of the nation's premier energy companies involved in the natural gas and natural gas liquids businesses. Its business segments provide safe, reliable energy and services to their diverse customers. By following a strategy that blends the performance and profitability of all of the segments, ONEOK is able to deliver sustainable earnings growth for shareholders. ONEOK’s success is driven by employees who strive to better not only their company but also the communities in which they live.
Plains All American Pipeline is one of the largest and most admired midstream energy companies in North America. Plains All American Pipeline (Plains) is a publicly-traded master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas, and refined products. We own an extensive network of pipeline transportation, terminalling, storage and gathering assets in key crude oil and NGL producing basins and transportation corridors, and at major market hubs in the United States and Canada. On average, we handle over 4 million barrels per day of crude oil and NGL on our pipelines. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security and workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, and economic development. Last year, TEEX served more than 169,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 79 countries worldwide. TEEX operates a comprehensive emergency preparedness campus, which includes some of the world’s top training facilities in the Brayton Fire Training Field, Disaster City® and the Emergency Operations Training Center, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for public utilities, law enforcement and unexploded ordnance training. As part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, TEEX has been a leader in homeland security training since 1998. The agency also sponsors the state’s elite urban search and rescue team, Texas Task Force 1, standing ready to respond at a moment’s notice in times of disaster. Whether at one of TEEX’s recognized facilities or at customer-specified locations worldwide, quality services are tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs. TEEX collaborates with resources within The Texas A&M University System to provide a unique blend of research and technical expertise. TEEX has the ability to offer a full-range of services and delivery methods, including:
  • Course design and development
  • Online course delivery
  • Hosting services for eLearning courses
  • Classroom-based instruction
  • Hands-on skills-based instruction
  • National certification testing
  • Technical assistance and technology validation
  • Bilingual training and translation services
TEEX is a worldwide leader in the delivery of training, technical assistance and emergency response. A member of The Texas A&M University System, TEEX offers hands-on, customized training solutions impacting the homeland security and the occupational and economic development of Texas and beyond.

For 100 years, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) has served the citizens of Texas through engineering and technology-oriented research and educational collaborations. Their research has made significant impact on the health, safety and quality of life of Texas citizens and has contributed to the state's economic growth and development. TEES researchers partner with industry, communities and academic institutions to solve problems to help improve the quality of life, promote economic development, and enhance the educational systems of Texas. They also promote new technology education and investigate problems in health and the environment. They have established centers conducting research in the specialized areas of; Energy Systems and Services, Healthcare Information Systems, Sensors Materials and Manufacturing, National Security, and Safety Infrastructure. They also work to improve student performance in math, science and technology in order to transfer new technologies from research and development activities to useful applications, and commercialize promising technologies.

Aviation Unmanned collaborates with TEES in multiple areas in order to help provide market solutions to critical problems. We deeply value our TEES relationship and feel fortunate to have such a valuable partner!

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2006-2015, Union Pacific invested $33 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.