Donecle's drone system will participate in the heavy inspections of LATAM's fleet.
LATAM has selected Donecle's drone inspection solution to carry out maintenance on its A320s. LATAM decided to rely on this system after three months of testing. From now on Donecle's drone will be deployed on the “São Carlos site, one of the company’s main base maintenance sites”, specifies the French company. Ultimately both partners are looking how to deploy the drone inspection solution in the other sites of the Chilean group as well as to look for new potential use cases.
The drone will be used to conduct visual inspections and identify anomalies in the fuselage of the aircraft. “The drone, which does not require a pilot thanks to its laser positioning technology, can automatically scan a narrowbody 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 optimise scheduling of repairs and job cards during checks”, specifies Donecle. The recording and images collected during the inspection also contributes to a paperless process and to better traceability of inspections.