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EasyJet Develops Drones to Inspect Planes

Tuesday, May 13th 2014
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Forget a bird's eye view - this is a drone's eye view. This might be the way low-cost airline easyJet inspects its planes in future. It's developing drones which can be programmed to scan and assess any damage on the outside of aircraft, caused by lightning strikes, or birds. It's all about making maintenance more efficient and getting planes back into service faster, says Ian Davies, the airline's Head of Engineering. Video by Reuters/AOL. EasyJet is also looking at augmented reality for remote support of mechanics. See the press release.

 

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