Donecle has announced that, following a successful 3-month trial period, LATAM Airlines Group will use its automated drone solution to improve the efficiency and reliability of aircraft visual inspections during base maintenance for their A320 fleet, the company said.
LATAM will integrate Donecle´s solution in its São Carlos site, one of the company´s main base maintenance sites. The drone will be used for visual inspections during heavy checks.
The drone, operating with laser positioning technology which does not require a pilot, can automatically scan a narrow body aircraft in less than one hour. In addition to time savings, the solution will improve safety conditions for LATAM´s workforce. The precise location of defects relative to the aircraft structure will help LATAM to optimize scheduling of repairs and job cards during checks. The solution also contributes to a paperless process and to better traceability of inspections.