The DGAC (French Civil Aviation Authority) carried out a series of tests in April this year in order to validate various calibration methods. After analyzing the calibration of PAPI with different technologies and the solution with drones offered by CANARD, our technology has obtained a favorable result by the French DGAC to be used in […]
The airport operator Aena presented its strategic plan in which new innovative technologies are a key player of their airport operational management system. In the framework of Aena’s innovation strategy, there is a Drone Program with the aim of validating UAS (drones) technology and testing different improvements that its use can have in the airport […]
For the airspace navigation, safety is priority #1. To comply with the national and international regulations, airports must periodically check their NAVAIDs, runway’s condition, visual aids and other systems.
ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) has just included the PAPI inspection method with drones in its documentation: Doc 9157 Aerodrome Design Manual, Part 4 - Visual Aids, 5th edition (Amendment 1, 07/12/2021), paragraphs 8.3.43 - 8.3.46. According to the text, the method is used to adjust the PAPIs, valid for both commissioning and verification.
Thanks to the excellent coordination between all stakeholders and CANARD, the calibration of the PAPIs systems went very smoothly and efficiently. The team is grateful to the airport for getting on board with this innovative way to inspect navigational aids CANARD drone-based solutions.
The operation was carried out under the existing collaboration agreement between ENAIRE and CANARD. The Spanish Air Navigation Service Provider has relied on CANARD's drone-based solution to perform the first inspection of air navigation aids with unmanned aircrafts at the international airport Adolfo Suárez - Madrid Barajas Airport.
Working with ENAIRE and Thales España drove us close to Salamanca Airport (B.A. Matacán), to perform the inspection of a VOR facility. Thanks to our drone-based solution and proprietary ILS/VOR receiver and software, we had the opportunity to support their ground checks and diagnostic of the VOR.
CANARD’s proprietary PNA-200 is a portable, light-weight, wireless signal analyzer. This device is specifically design to be used in ILS and VOR measurements for the ground checks as specified by ICAO in Annex 10 and Doc 8071. The interfaces and capabilities of the PNA-200 have been developed to perform this maintenance activities in the most […]
On the night of April 21st, CANARD Drones inspected the PAPI lights of Findel Airport in Luxembourg, with the presence of ANA (Luxembourg Air Navigation Administration) and airport personnel. The following night CANARD Drones inspected also the Runway Lights of the airport.
CANARD has worked with the company Power Advantage of Oman to inspect the Visual Aids of three airports in the country. CANARD also acts as a service provider, inspecting and calibrating navigational aids for airports anywhere in the world. The flexibility and innovative technology of CANARD allow inspections to be split into small tasks and […]