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LLC "Aviation Accounting Center" (abbreviated – AAC) is the leading Ukrainian engineering company in the field of acquisition, processing and provision of geospatial data.

Head Office is located in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Company's staff is 35 experts..

 

  • Earth Remote Sensing: Aerial Photography, LiDAR Scanning, radar / multispectral / aero-geophysical survey, echoranging, etc. Delivery of satellite imagery.
  • Topography and Geodesy;
  • Production of Photogrammetric and Cartographic materials at all scales;
  • Geological, Geophysical, Archaeological and Meteorological Studies;
  • Databases and Geographic Information Systems design, implementation and maintenance.

AAC holds the main stake of PJSC "Air Columbus" which operates aircrafts used by AAC.

2013 to present – member of the Public Union "Ukrainian Association of Geospatial Data Producers" (UKRGEO).

2013 to present – member of the Technical Committee on standardization "TK 103" (Geographic information / Geomatics).

AAC is the only company in the field of topographic and geodetic activities of Ukraine possessing complete production cycle based on modern technologies for creation of digital Terrain and Obstacle Charts. AAC is the only company appointed by the decision of 2013 of National Aviation Service as the official provider of Aeronautical Information in the area of creation digital Terrain and Obstacle Charts. AAC maintains one of the most complete geospatial databases for the territory of Ukraine, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and some other countries.

 Aircrafts:

1996 to 2008 – An-30 (UR-30005) Aerial Survey Aircraft;

2007 to present – Beechcraft King Air C-90A (UR-CRV)

 

Specially Equipped Aircraft Aerial Camera Systems:

2000 to 2007 – analog (film) "TE" and "TAFA-10"

2004 to 2006 – analog (film) "RC-10"

2007 to 2008 – analog (film) "RC-30"

2007 to 2015 – digital large format "Vexcel UltraCam X"

2010 to present – digital medium format "Trimble (Rollei) AIC Pro-65+"

2016 to present – digital ultra-large format "Vexcel UltraCam Eagle Prime"

 

Airborne LiDAR Scanner:

2010 to present – Optech ALTM Gemini

 

Photogrammetric and Cartographic

2010 to present – photogrammetric software package "Inpho", stereo-monitors "Planar StereoMirror SD2220".

2012 to present – cartographic software packages "ArcGIS", "Digitals", stereo-monitors "Planar StereoMirror SD2220".

In the middle of 1990s, in the first years of independent Ukraine, due to drastic cuts of government financing, the creation and updating of maps, execution of topographic surveys and, consequently, aerial surveys were almost stopped – the industry declined. At that time, former specialists of Aerial Survey Squadron "Kiev Joint Aviation Unit" (one of the five aerial survey enterprises of ex-USSR) which ceased to exist, resumed their professional work in the newly established company – AAC. The latter became the successor of aerial survey industry of Ukraine inheriting only the main – decades of experience and professional skills of the staff that managed not only to preserve and continue the traditions of aerial squadron but to organize highly efficient production. The impetus to the technological development of the company was the Project of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development "Issue of Official Acts for Title to Land in Rural Area and Land Register System Development" carried out during the period between 2006 and 2012 with one of its goals happened to be precisely the creation of conditions for development of industry-specific Ukrainian companies.

 

 

2000 – Establishment of AAC .

2007 – AAC mastered digital technologies in aerial survey production.

2009 – AAC mastered production of photogrammetric products.

2010 – AAC mastered execution of geological studies.

2011 – AAC was the first Ukrainian company to win a tender in one of the European countries as the principal contractor.

2012 – AAC mastered production of cartographic materials.

2013 – AAC mastered creation of Geographic Information Systems.

2014 – AAC mastered execution of Airborne Thermal Imaging.

Turkmenistan

Since 2000 till 2006, AAC almost annually was conducting aerial surveys in Turkmenistan: initially by the order of the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre and later for the Enterprise No.5 of the Ministry of Defense. As a result, aerial photography of Turkmenistan was successfully completed for the area of more than 120 thousand square kilometers. The works on aerial photography were conducted using An-30 aircraft and "TE" and "TAFA-10" analog camera systems.

 

 

The Republic of Moldova

In 2006, by the order of Institute of Geodesy, Engineering Surveys and Cadaster "INGEOCAD", AAC conducted aerial photography of Kishinev city at scale of 1:15,000 (230.5 sq.km.)

 

 

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Since 2002 till 2007, by the order of the Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, AAC completed:

• Creation of Geodetic Network of 1st-class ;

• Aerial Photography of continental part of the country (over 26 thousand sq.km.);

• Production of the first in history of the country topographic maps at scale of 1:50,000 for the whole territory and at scale of 1:2,000 for the 32 populated areas.

 

 

Creation of National Meteorological Service

Project Since 2010 till 2012, by the order of the government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, together with the leading specialist of the State Hydrometeorological Service of Ukraine, AAC prepared a Project for creation of National Meteorological Service of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

 

 

Creation of cartographic foundation for construction of HPP in the jungle

Since 2011 till 2012, AAC completed topographic and geodetic works for engineering and construction of Sendje HPP on the Wele river. Developed by AAC combined method of topographic and geodetic works allowed the production of topographic map in conditions of impenetrable jungle and absence of weather suitable for aerial photography.

Since 2010 till 2013, by the order of the Ministry of Energy, AAC conducted geological mapping of continental territory of the country at the scale of 1:200,000. AAC also carried out the field research of resource potential (3,810 km of geological routes; 4,603 samples of rocks and ores; 26 quarries), laboratory and analytical studies of samples of rocks and ores, compiling of maps of geological content, colligation of all geological studies conducted in the country since 1947.

 

 

Creation of nautical charts

In 2014, AAC produced vector data of the coast of the Gulf of Guinea for Nautical Charts of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

 

 

Ukraine

IBRD Project "Issue of Official Acts for Title to Land in Rural Area and Land Register System Development"

The Project commenced on the territory of Ukraine in 2006. At that time, none of the Ukrainian companies complied with the qualification requirements of IBRD and could take part in the tender. Foreign winners of the tenders, due to the raw materials of aerial survey being a subject of secrecy, contacted AAC for conducting aerial photography.

Hence, in the period

• since 2006 till 2009, by the order of Marmanet Organization & Project Management Ltd and Taldor Computers System Ltd (Israel), AAC carried out aerial photography of 9 oblasts of Ukraine (Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkassy, L'viv, Volyn, Zakarpattia, Zhitomir, Rivne, Khmelnytskyi);

• since 2007 till 2010, by the order of BlomInfo A/S (Denmark), executed aerial photography of 5 oblasts of Ukraine (Odessa, Vinnitsa, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Chernivtsi).

 Aerial Photography prior to 2007 were performed on An-30 aircraft and RC-30 analog camera system.

From 2007, to replace analog equipment, the use of digital aerial camera systems "Microsoft Vexcel Ultra Cam X" and "Trimble Rollei AIC Pro 65+", airborne laser scanner "Optech ALTM Gemini" were mastered and instead of An-30 aircraft – Beechcraft King Air C-90A was put into operation.

As early as 2008, in consequence of retooling the production, AAC became the only company-resident of Ukraine that complied with all the requirements of IBRD set out for the contractor under the Project and secured a victory in the latest public procurements. As a result:

• since 2009 till 2012, by the order of State Agency for Land Resources of Ukraine (currently State Service of Ukraine on Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre), AAC completed entire range of works (aerial photography, production of digital terrain model, orthophotos, base map and index-cadastral map) for the territory of Crimea, the AR;

• since 2010 till 2012, analogous works were executed for the territory of yet another 4 oblasts of Ukraine (Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Lugansk, Kharkiv).

 

 

Passportization of Automobile Roads

From 2006 to 2009, AAC conducted topographic and geodetic surveys for passportization of automobile roads of Ukraine:

• since 2006 till 2009, by the order of the State Agency for Automobile Roads of Ukraine in Mykolaiv oblast – automobile roads of the total length of 456.6 km.;

• since 2007 till 2009, by the order of the State Agency for Automobile Roads of Ukraine in Kherson oblast – automobile roads of the total length of 577.5 km.;

• since 2008 till 2009, by the order of the PJSC " Kievsoyuzdorproekt" – automobile roads of Simferopol-Alushta-Yalta of the total length of 378.0 km.

In 2009, based on acquired experience, AAC developed the industry standard of digital passport of automobile road "СОУ 45.2-00018112-038:2009", according to which the "Program of passportization of automobile roads of state importance of Ukraine was developed".

 

Creation of Aeronautical Information (ANI)

Since 2012 till 2015, AAC created an electronic terrain (approx. 599 thousand sq.km.) and obstacles (577 manmade obstacles with height of over 100m) database for the ICAO Region 1 of the Ukrainian territory necessary for the latter to comply with the recommendations of ICAO to shift over to digital technologies for automatic management of aeronautical information.

Since 2012 to 2015, AAC conducted topographic and geodetic surveys for certification of aerodromes of "Kharkiv", "Vinnitsa" and "Bila Tserkva".

 

 

Airborne Thermal Imaging

From 2014 to 2015, during the heating season, by the order of PJSC "Kyivenergo", AAC conducted airborne thermal imaging (ATI) for the part of Kyiv city (367 sq.km.) in order to remote analyze the conditions of heat networks and improve its georeferenced locations. Furthermore, the specialists of PJSC "Kyivenergo" confirmed more than 70% of the cases remotely identified as emergency areas.

Such works are the first of its kind in Ukraine. During its execution, Mi-2 helicopter and Airborne Thermal Imager "TABI-1800" (ITRES, Canada) were used.

 

Hungary

AAC began to work on the territory of Hungary as a contractor for European company "EUROSENSE Belfotop NV":

• in 2008, within the framework of the State Program for updating cartographic materials for the territory of the country, AAC conducted aerial photography of 24.5% (22.8 thousand sq.km.) of the territory of Hungary, mainly its mountainous areas where local Aerial Surveyors were poorly performing;

• in 2015, AAC completed 53.5% (49.8 thousand sq.km.) of the territory of Hungary

 

Romania

Efficient and qualitative performance of works of AAC allowed the to continue cooperation with EUROSENSE Belfotop NV, this time in Romania:

• in 2009, within the framework of the State Program on the inventory of agricultural fund lands, AAC conducted aerial photography of 20% of the territory of Romania (47.7 thousand sq.km.).

 

The Republic of Lithuania

The accumulated experience from carried out works and the equipment being used allowed, in 2011, to begin participating in tenders held by government agencies of the European Union and compete with leading European companies. In 2011, AAC secured a tender held by the National Land Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania:

• since 2012 till 2013, AAC completed aerial photography and creation of orthophotos for the whole territory of the Republic of Lithuania.

Is particularly noteworthy that in the history of executing similar works on the territory of this country, the aerial photography of the territory bordering with Russian Federation was conducted for the first time by virtue of obtaining the exclusive permit by AAC from the Government of Russian Federation.

 

 

Creation of Geographic Information System

Since 2012, AAC began to create Geographic Information Systems which allowed the clients to conveniently make use and organize geospatial information received from AAC and other sources.

 

Armenia

Within the framework of the "Tools for sustainable land management Armenia 2012-2015" Project of the Norwegian Mapping Authority pursuant to the concept of creation of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and the directive of the European Union "Inspire":

• since 2014 till 2015, by the order of the Norwegian Mapping Authority and the State Committee of Real Property Cadaster of Armenia, AAC completed works on the "Aerial Photography, Production of Digital Terrain Model and Digital Orthophoto for Selected Areas of Armenia" (urban areas with 10 cm/pixel resolution – 294 sq.km.; rural areas with 20 cm/pixel resolution – 13.5 thousand sq.km.).

 

Georgia

Within the framework of the "Maps for Sustainable Land Management: Georgia Orthophoto" Project of the Norwegian Mapping Authority:

• since 2015, by the order of the Norwegian Mapping Authority and the National Agency of Public Registry under the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, AAC is carrying out works on "Aerial Photography, Production of Digital Terrain Model And Digital Orthophotos for Selected Areas of Georgia" (40 thousand sq.km.) with resolution of 20 cm/pixel.

• in 2015, “AAC” completed work on the production of geodata (aerial photography, digital orthophotomaps — 200 sq. km; and line maps — 50 sq. km) with a resolution of 10 cm/pix. to the part of the territory of Georgia that was flooded as a result of overflowing the river Vere.