EasyJet and unmanned-aircraft developer Blue Bear Systems Research made headlines in 2015 when they demonstrated inspecting an airliner by using a drone. Fast forward to 2018, and the partners are close to fielding a system to assist with visual inspections for hail, lightning strike and other damage. “There are now other people out there, but we still think we are fairly far ahead with a solution that is integrated with an existing MRO database,” says Gavin Goudie, operations ...

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