An innovative software embedded in a drone that enables the inspection of radio and visual aids in an airport in an efficient way.
CANARD Drones’ solutions are being commercialized worldwide and enable airports to become more autonomous and efficient by having a tool they can use to replace many of the tasks the calibration aircraft would do: inspect and commission visual aids, perform ground checks for radio-aids, and inspect infrastructure in airports (PCI, surveillance, etc.).
CANARD is also a service provider.
PAPI inspection and calibration
CANARD’s solution for PAPI replaces the aircraft inspections for commissioning, inspection and calibration. The operation is done in a few minutes and can be carried out during day or night time.
ALS inspection and calibration
Allows a quick & precise inspection of ALS and provides key information:
check that all lights are operational
verification of all lights correct alignment
relative brightness & color
Runway light inspection
CANARD’s solution for Runway and Taxiway lights quickly detects malfunctions such as lights off, incorrect color or incorrect level of brightness.
ILS ground check
CANARD solution for ILS enables the user to obtain accurate and precise ground checks in less time. As a result, the period between flight inspections can be extended, which entails cost saving.
VOR ground check
The VOR inspection procedure is performed through:
Orbit: measuring the error in azimuth by making an orbit around the VOR system.
Radial: measuring the error in the reference radials
Reduces runway occupation from days to a couple of hours. The images obtained are processed by Machine Learning algorithms to detect defects to reduce the time and generation of PCI reports.
ETOD / Obstacle characterization
It can be used to carry out topographic surveys and generate 3D models from aerial photos that allow the identification and characterization of obstacles and keep the terrain databases (ETOD) updated.
It provides automatic flights to perform perimeter or area sweeps.
The missions are programmed for each specific airport and infrastructure.
They are trusting us
Mr. Marco Hunziker
"There are no obstacles to introducing RPA-based solution into aerodrome manuals. According to the provided documentation and the live presentation carried out at Zurich Airport on 26th November 2020, Canard´s solution has been considered as a proven method of PAPI system calibration and verification, as well as for ALS and taxiway inspection. PAPI Calibration has been carried out at Zurich Airport effectively acting in accordance with our expectations and it also performs and reliably responds to the operational needs."
“CANARD helps airport operators, civil aviation authorities and air navigation service providers improve their maintenance activities, increasing their operational efficiency and cost effectiveness”.
“Our mission is to bring the benefits of maintenance through drone-based solutions to every airport in the world”.