Air New Zealand Trials Robotic Inspection Equipments Originally Meant for the Dairy Industry
Robotic inspection equipments which were originally designed to inspect damage in the milk tanks might now be used by Air New Zealand to keep its aircraft fuselage safe.
A robot made in New Zealand aimed for use in the dairy industry is helping the carrier to keep its aircrafts safe. Air New Zealand has partnered with Invert Robotics, company based in Christchurch to test robotic inspections of its aircrafts. The robots use remote-controlled cameras, to detect damage from activities like lightning.
In the dairy industry, the robots explore damage inside milk tanks as they show high-resolution recording in real time.
Andrew Hewitt, the head of Air New Zealand engineering contracts said using the robots gives engineers an access to aircrafts which save people from risk. Right now the engineers require working at heights that may extend till eight meters. Mr Hewitt said, "We look at the robot as a way of making the aircraft safer and improving the inspection technique".
There is one more advantage of the robots as they allow better visuals for the staff as the cameras they are equipped with provide picture that is "better than a human eye."