UAV used for London Heathrow airport building inspections


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Pretty interesting article of a cool application in a place that we are told to keep very far away from when fling our multirotors ! Building inspection as one of the busiest airports :airplane: in Europe!

Looks like they are using a AscTec Falcon 8 (but I could be mistaken)

Sky-Futures recently completed a facade inspection of a building at London Heathrow (LHR) airport for a major, global engineering firm. The inspection site was less than 300 metres from the active runway. This is a world first for a small UAV operating within the confines of an international airport Air Traffic Zone (ATZ). To get this inspection project off the ground required significant co-operation with the airport authorities. The Sky-Futures operations team had to liaise with both National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and LHR Air Traffic Control (ATC) to get the appropriate clearances and permissions.

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