Drones at Airports CANARD Drones
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Spanish company CANARD Drones, the leader in drone-based solutions for navigation aids systems and airport inspections, has completed the verification and calibration service of PAPI (Precision Approach Trajectory Indicator) systems and the inspection of runway lights and approach landing system of the 18L runway at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, in accordance with the framework laid out by the Strategic Innovation Plan and under Aena’s “Efficient Use of Resources” Program. This marks the first time that such an inspection has been carried out at this location via the use of drones (RPAs), and demonstrates another valid commercial use of drones at airports.
With this undertaking, Aena intends to showcase the viability of drones in this type of use case, with the goal of improving operational efficiency by reducing inspection and calibration times…