Automated Aircraft Drone Inspections

✅   Every aircraft type 

✅   Indoor & outdoor  

✅   Zero preparation   

Automated Aircraft Drone Inspections

✅   Every aircraft type 

✅   Indoor & outdoor  

✅   Zero preparation   

Today, aircraft inspections are a highly time-and cost intense process. An inspection of a widebody can last up to 12 hours and involves two to three aircraft engineers using heavy equipment. Airlines and MROs are therefore under constant pressure.

Mainblades is here to change that. Our drone-powered inspection tool supports aircraft engineers to perform their work faster, safer and easier.

Our iPad application includes a dent-and-buckle feature which allows to record and review all structural damages on the outside of the aircraft. The damage assessment report pinpoints the exact location of anomalies and damages found. This allows engineers to focus on their true expertise: analysing defects and making quick informed decisions on the maintenance tasks to be performed.

Your benefits

Faster Inspections

Safer operations

Easier damage recording

Our Solution in a nutshell

Drone for automated aircraft inspection
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Algorithm for damage recognition
iPad app for data review and storage
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Faster | safer | easier

  • Fast

    With our intuitive user interface, performing aircraft inspection and delivering data reports takes less than 1 hour.

  • Safe

    An automated inspection process prevents human exposure to dangerous situations but also complies with high standards for safety and security.

  • Easy

    The high mobility and flexible deployment of our drone reduces the resources required for manual inspections.

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How do aircraft drone inspections work?

Performing aircraft drone inspections ias simple as 3-step process:

  • Unbox

    Our drone inspection solution comes in a single box stored in your tooling and equipment warehouse. The aircraft engineer picks up the box and brings it over to the aircraft. Within 5 minutes the drone is setup via our easy to use iOS application: fully operational and ready to fly the automated aircraft inspection.

  • Fly

    No licensed drone operator is needed, only supervision by your ground personnel who controls the whole procedure via our app interface. Our software enables the drone to safely fly around the aircraft in an automated manner, capturing around 400 high-resolution pictures for damage assessment.

  • Results

    After collecting the images, our machine learning software for damage recognition analyzes each one of them and generates a detailed report with relevant data for the engineer. The software classifies damages based on the aircrafts SRM, providing accurate dimension estimates and the locations in stringers & stations.  

Try out our app

Would you like to see how easy damage reporting can be? That’s possible! Simply send us a request to try out the Mainblades Flight app via the form below. Please tell us who you are and why aircraft inspections with drones are interesting to you. We will review your request and then give you access to a demonstration account. With this account you can review the results of a drone inspection on an Airbus A320 to get a feel for all the features and how easy it is to

See images of entire aircraft
Review damage type, size and exact location
iPad access request
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Request a demonstration

Our experts will visit you for a demonstration on one of your airplanes
We will provide you with a clear understanding of our software and the possibilities is brings
Recommendations on how to implement drone operations in your company
Expert advice on any questions you might have