UK-based low-cost carrier EasyJet has completed an automated drone inspection of one of its aircraft, proving pre-programmed drones could help reduce the number of hours an aircraft is out of service after events such as lightning strikes. EasyJet aims to bring drones into service in its engineering bases across Europe within 12 months. The airline is also testing 3D printing to replace parts within the cabin-like arm rests to speed up replacements and reduce spares. In addition, easyJet ...

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