Following a 3-month trial period, LATAM has decided to 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. LATAM is Donecle’s first customer in South America.
“We are very proud to count LATAM as a new customer and expand our operations in South America“, said Josselin Bequet, CEO & Co-founder at Donecle. “The 3-month test was a key phase for LATAM to better understand the added-value of the drone and to anticipate the integration into their maintenance process. We are happy to now have the drone up and flying with LATAM and are committed to supporting them to make the most of the solution.”
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 the scheduling of repairs and job cards during checks.
“This is a project that reinforces our pioneering approach in Latin America for the implementation of a brand new aircraft inspection method,” said Alexandre Peronti, Director of Maintenance at LATAM Airlines Brasil. “It is a privilege having the opportunity to test this advanced technology, which has already helped us gain efficiency and elevated our Quality and Safety standards.”
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