UK-based low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet hopes to have a hovering drone in service “in 12-18 months” to conduct aircraft inspections, easyJet revealed at its Innovation Day meeting at Milan-Malpensa Airport. Inspections are required to check for damage, for example, following a lightning strike. Currently, these have to be carried out using specialist vehicles such as cherry pickers and can take several hours, potentially throwing schedules into disarray. The airline has been ...

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