PAPI Calibration

Canard offers a reliable and economical alternative to conventional flight inspections, allowing more flexibility and increasing the automation and intelligence in the calibration of airport NAVAID systems. Our RPAs operate both day and night and align with the airports’ specific maintenance requirements.

Our solutions combines state-of-the-art hardware with our custom software and procedures to fully automate RPA operation. We have cleared the regulatory hurdles to operate in the complex and restricted areas of the airside zones.

Our procedure and software allow the measurement of all the key parameters required for a PAPI inspection and calibration such as:

  • PAPI installation horizontality
  • Transition angles for each PAPI unit
  • PAPI system nominal angle
  • MEHT
  • Angular coverage

After the inspection, a report is generated in real time with the results.

We help airports to:

  • Decrease management time, and free-up maintenance staff capacity
  • Significantly improve inspection accuracy and repeatability
  • Comply with inspection timeframes by providing increased flexibility from operating day and night, and availability
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PAPI Calibration with RPAs

Canard provides an end-to-end service that performs quick and accurate PAPI light inspections and calibrations using a custom software, procedures and sensor-equipped RPAs (Remote Piloted Aircraft, or drones) with precise satellite positioning, saving airport operators time and money in maintenance tasks.

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