EasyJet to use unmanned drones to inspect its aircraft

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EasyJet is to use unmanned flying drones to inspect its fleet of Airbus aircraft.

The airline hopes to introduce the drones as early as next year following trials in the next few months.

They will be programmed to assess the carrier’s fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 planes, reporting back to engineers on any damage that may require further inspection or maintenance work.

EasyJet is working with the Coptercraft and Measurement Solutions companies as well as Bristol Robotics Laboratory on modifying existing technology so it can bring in the drones.

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