Did you know that every commercial aircraft is struck by lightning more than once a year? An aircraft lightning strike inspection is often unexpected and, when it happens, it is a hair-raising problem for airlines: the inspection alone can keep the aircraft out of service up to 24 hours.
When EasyJet first conducted a trial drone inspection of an aircraft, it was paving the way for innovation in the aviation industry. In 2015, the British low-cost airline caught the attention of everyone by completing an inspection of its Airbus A320 using a drone.
Aviation is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Despite currently going through challenging times that will define its future direction, it has already been facing paradigm shifts on many levels.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly becoming part of the aviation industry, making underlying algorithms and technologies ever smarter and more robust. Still, AI would not be developing at the same pace if it weren’t for the people behind it.
As any other industry that relies heavily on the latest, most efficient and secure technology, aviation, too, is looking to innovate on a constant pace. Big and small companies alike are working on technologies and solutions that pushes one step forward. Mainblades is one of those companies. Our team recently attended this year’s edition of…Details
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones, hold a lot of commercial potential. In the aviation industry, in particular, drone solutions, whether manual or automated, are becoming increasingly sought-after in performing visual aircraft inspections, which – unlike inspections performed by personnel – are easier, faster and more cost-efficient. As beneficial as that may be…Details
While not too long ago, drones were mostly associated with either military technology – on one end of the spectrum – or a toy that people can fly around in their free time, on the other, nowadays, drones are ever-so-popular among commercial users. Companies in different industries are embracing drones as a means to provide…Details