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Austrian Airlines uses an autonomous drone for airframe inspection

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Vienna, Austria - Austrian Airlines inspects the airframes of its Airbus planes with an autonomous drone for structural damage. Drones are a big problem for airports and airlines, but a European carrier uses it for a good reason. Austrian Airlines is examining the exterior of its Airbus planes for structural deterioration via a drone developed by French startup Donecle. The technology is very new and will be tested by the end of this year. If successful, the drone has the potential to become a… (airlinerwatch.com) More...

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sgbelverta
sharon bias 7
If the technology can reduce time planes are out of service, and it's accurate, then you have a winning product.
k9wrangler
Karl Scribner 1
It used to be that something a year old wasn’t old fashioned yet.
21voyageur
Dan Chiasson 1
It's all about money guys, not technology!
airuphere
airuphere 0
This has been around for over a year or so.. author writes like it is newest tech.. am guessing they were late to jump on the band wagon. Cool tech none the less.

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2018/04/airbus-launches-advanced-indoor-inspection-drone-to-reduce-aircr.html

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