EasyJet plans to demonstrate using a swarm of small unmanned air vehicles to check its aircraft for damage, to replace manual inspections and reduce the time required to repair and return aircraft to service. The low-cost carrier introduced the concept on May 7 by flying a small quadcopter inside a maintenance hangar in close proximity to an Airbus A319 that had suffered a severe lightning strike. As a first step, the mini-UAS would be programmed to take high-definition video of the ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "EasyJet To Demo Mini-UAS For Aircraft Inspection".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.