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Lufthansa to Pilot Use of Drones to Inspect Aircraft for Damage

Lufthansa, is teaming up with China's DJI Technology, the world's largest consumer drone company by revenue, but not in a way one might expect.

Lufthansa to Pilot Use of Drones to Inspect Aircraft for Damage

Instead of testing parcel deliveries, this partnership is working toward the development of a drone that could be used for inspecting aircraft surfaces for damage, or for detecting ground features, such as power lines, roads, railways and above-ground pipelines.

Lufthansa’s subsidiary, Lufthansa Aerial Services, said it plans to use DJI drones and software to monitor customers’ infrastructure. Equipped with thermal imaging sensors, these commercial drones can perform inspections quickly and accurately, the carrier said.

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Instead of testing parcel deliveries, this partnership is working toward the development of a drone that could be used for inspecting aircraft surfaces for damage, or for detecting ground features, such as power lines, roads, railways and above-ground pipelines.

Lufthansa’s subsidiary, Lufthansa Aerial Services, said it plans to use DJI drones and software to monitor customers’ infrastructure. Equipped with thermal imaging sensors, these commercial drones can perform inspections quickly and accurately, the carrier said.

Read Full Article

Lufthansa to Pilot Use of Drones to Inspect Aircraft for Damage