We have recently purchased multiple drones, completed all pilot requirements and received our FAA Section 333 Exemption. There are few other steps that need to be complete before we are fully functional and we hope to be operational soon.
I was hired at Denbow Company as the Safety Manager, but was quickly tasked with managing our OQ program. I had no idea what an OQ program was or where to get started with our own program. I can’t thank Tracy, Jeremy, Sam, Rudy and the rest of ASTAR enough for walking me through, step by step, provider by provider, to make sure I understood the different tasks and requirements that are necessary to implement a successful OQ program. All of their trainers are extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with, and you can be absolutely sure the training your employees receive will be done in a timely manner, but more importantly, it will be done correctly. ASTAR has allowed our company to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing our employees have been trained well beyond any standards that may be required, and I can’t thank them enough for all their help.
ASTAR, Inc. has done a great job for us! Having bilingual proctors has made Operator Qualification a smooth process. Everyone at ASTAR has been great to work with. Don’t hesitate, give Jeremy or Tracy a call!
Mark Saucedo, H&T Utilities
We have been using ASTAR for about 3 years now. They have made our OQ training and certification easy for us. We have complete confidence in what they do.
C&F contracting and Rental LLC recently had ASTAR perform several Veriforce OQ task evaluations on our employees. The training personnel from ASTAR presented their selves in a professional manner from the time they arrived at our location until they departed. They were very knowledgeable on each task and presented a good training program. ASTAR personnel made C&F employees feel very comfortable during the evaluations as well. It was a pleasure working with ASTAR. C&F would highly recommend ASTAR for their safety services. They will be back to C&F in the future for our safety training requirements.
We have been working with ASTAR for a couple years now and cannot say enough positive comments about the whole crew at ASTAR. They can and do help in every possible situation when it comes to OQ training and many times have gone above and beyond to help us reach our training goals all over the country. We have great pride in working with ASTAR and have no problem recommending ASTAR to anyone that requires OQ training.
ASTAR travels across the country with hardly any notice to assist us in our OQ training requirements. Our customers’ needs are dynamic and as such our needs are dynamic – ASTAR has come through every time we needed training completed. Prompt, professional, competitive. Thank you for the opportunity to be a value provider.
I deal with ASTAR on a day to day basis. ASTAR provides very professional service, from the initial request all the way through to the invoicing. They have a knowledgeable staff who can make themselves available at any time. We often have pretty quick turnaround on our OQ needs and ASTAR is able to meet and exceed our exceptions. I would highly recommend them for any of your OQ or safety needs.
Today the 3rd Annual UAS Symposium was kicked off in Baltimore, Maryland as Acting Administrator Dan Elwell announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding tests of an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide.
Low U.S. natgas stocks, pipe delays may hamper exports to Mexico
Feb 12 (Reuters) – Unusually low U.S. natural gas inventories and delays in new cross-border pipeline capacity could slow exports this year to Mexico, which is heavily dependent on its northern neighbor for the fuel, analysts said on Monday.
US will sell off 100 million barrels of oil in the next month
Congress early Friday approved a two-year budget agreement which mandates the sale of 100 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve within a decade and authorizes sales of another $350 million of government-owned crude this fiscal year.
WHY WORK WITH ASTAR
We have assembled a highly qualified group of individuals to serve as OQ Evaluators and Trainers, who have a vast array of experience in the industry. Our Internal Compliance Department continuously audits and trains our Evaluators/Trainers to ensure exceptional service and knowledge of industry standards and state and federal regulations. Our extensive experience gives us a unique insight and ability to understand the needs and wants of Pipeline Operators and Contractors while ensuring compliance with the evolving regulatory framework of the industry. We are constantly looking beyond the expectations of our clients in order to deliver market leading services.