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ATC never loses its passion for outstanding work. Our commitment to excellence through exacting standings and expectations for ourselves produces high quality work for our clients.


The CEO personally approves every flight plan for every job.

We excel at three kinds of projects: 1) individual or ongoing jobs where we do the flying and data collection, such as a public affairs campaign, an agricultural project, a proposal, a land use planning study, building inspection or construction project; 2) where your organization needs an in-house, ongoing UAV capability and we help design your UAV system and train your personnel; and 3) UAV feasibility studies.


In all cases, we match the best technology, software and systems design available to the client’s needs and mission.


Small Projects



Our hearts are always in the field and up in the air. We love small projects and will fly single jobs for a realtor or a building inspector with the same quality and standards as for our largest clients. 

Ports and Harbors

Although a few civilian ports and harbors have used individual drones, they have lagged behind other sectors in leveraging UAVs and UAV systems. ATC is designing and building the first-ever comprehensive UAV system for the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority at Tema and Takoradi for short and long range maritime security operations, monitoring toxic waste discharge, security, vessel identification, public affairs and communications, and anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Guinea. We are also providing training to GPHA personnel on how to operate the UAV system on their own.


We conduct our own continuing research into port and maritime security, detection of illegal toxic waste discharge and creating single and multiple drone tactics for ship surveillance.

ports & harbors


Advanced Technology Communications founder John Jackley has had a passion for communications and flight his entire life. He served as a senior advisor on communications, policy and security in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate. He was executive officer at the Oregon Department of Transportation with a $455 million biennial construction portfolio and a longtime communications director at the Portland Development Commission before founding ATC in 2015 and leaving PDC in 2016.


At PDC he led the agency into the drone age, directing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology on construction and demolition projects, establishing procedures for UAVs in construction, and producing training and educational materials.  He holds an FAA Remote Pilot Certificate with a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) rating.


John is the owner and principle shareholder of Chiriquí Holdings International S.A., Republic of Panamá; and TravelPanamaNews, the Twitter-based Spanish language travel news service. He is a cum laude graduate of Washington and Lee University in Virginia and has a certificate of public management from Willamette University in Oregon.

His full biography in English and Spanish can be found at:


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