Canard Drones has carried out 26 precision approach path indicator (PAPI), 11 approach lighting systems (ALS) and 13 runway lights calibration operations.

Madrid-based Canard Drones has completed 50 inspection and calibration operations of visual aids at 12 airports in Greece using a technological solution based on the integration of drones, app and cloud computing. The airports involved - Thessaloniki, Kavala, Corfu, Zakinthos, Kefallonia, Mykonos, Santorini, Kos, Rhodes, Samos, Mytilini and Skiathos – are all managed by Fraport Greece.

“These operations in Greece have been a milestone for our company, as we have been able to deploy our solution, which is characterised by its agility, efficiency and availability – in record time. In a matter of days, we have been able to execute 50 operations in 12 different airports. If we had undertaken these with traditional methods, they would have had a huge impact on airport operations and cost,” said Canard Drones CTO Juan Diaz.

Canard Drones Kefalonia Airport inspection

50 operations were carried out at 12 Greek airports

Canard Drones has developed a comprehensive solution not only for the inspection of visual aids, but also of radio and infrastructure aids at civil airports and military airfields. Through a single online platform that integrates a drone and a self-developed app, users can perform, with 24/7 availability, a series of recurring inspections: PAPI, ALS, runway lights, ILS, VOR, ETOD / Obstacles and PCI.

By using a commercial off-the-shelf product such as Canard Drones, operators become completely autonomous. The system provides data and results instantly, enabling prompt decision-making.

The operations were carried out with the help of Hellenic Drones. Canard Drones trained the local firm’s staff, working with them in the planning and execution of the operations.

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