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CANARD DRONES SOLUTIONS FOR CECAF SPANISH AIRFORCE

CANARD Drones delivers to the Spanish Air and Space Force two drone-based systems for inspection of visual and radio aids

Both systems, based on drones, tablet app and web platform for PAPI, ILS and VOR inspections, will be operated by the Cartographic and Photographic Center of the Air and Space Force (CECAF).

CANARD Drones performs a new PAPI inspection at Findel Airport in Luxembourg

This is the fourth time that the Findel Luxembourg airport has used the intelligent solutions offered by CANARD Drones. Last time was on July 2022.
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CANARD perform the first demonstration PAPI inspection with drone in Thessaloniki “Makedonia” airport, Greece

On May 12th, CANARD successfully carried out the first PAPI drone inspection in Greece, following the request of Fraport Greece to operate at Thessaloniki “Makedonia” Airport. The operation led by CANARD included the inspection of the PAPI systems of header 16 with the collaboration of the drone operator company Hellenic Drones.

CANARD Drones carries out an inspection of PAPI systems at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

CANARD Drones has carried out the verification and calibration of PAPI systems(Precision Approach Trajectory Indicator) and the inspection of runway lights and approach light system of the runway 18L at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. In order not to interrupt the daily activity of the airport, the inspection has been carried out at night, complying with […]

The DGAC has tested and validated the use of drones for PAPI commissioning and calibrations

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 […]

CANARD Drones participated with Aena in a joint conference at the World ATM Congress 2021

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 […]

CANARD Drones presented its efficient solution for NAVAIDs Inspection at Thales Booth in the World ATM Congress

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 has included the use of drones as a valid methodology for PAPI inspection in the Aerodrome Design Manual

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.
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The PAPI Systems at CRIA Ciudad Real International Airport have been inspected with CANARD Drones Solution for Visual Aids

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.

ENAIRE has relied on CANARD’s technology to carry out the first ever drone operation for navigational aids inspection at Adolfo Suárez – Madrid Barajas Airport

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.
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