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Lufthansa Technik signs SafeDrone contracts
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Lufthansa Technik signs SafeDrone contracts

SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik has signed contracts with drone manufacturers Matternet and SwissDrones.

SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik has signed comprehensive contracts with drone manufacturers Matternet and SwissDrones. Both companies will use SafeDrone Health to improve the efficiency of their maintenance programmes.

SafeDrone Health is described as a holistic and manufacturer-independent diagnostic solution especially for flight-critical components of drones. The cloud-based service allows manufacturers and operators to monitor the technical condition of their drones, making technical fleet management safer and more efficient.

Based on detailed failure descriptions and maintenance recommendations, repairs can be carried out at the optimal time rather than too early or in reaction to a critical situation. According to Lufthansa Technik, SafeDrone Health makes a proven approach from manned aviation available to unmanned aerial vehicles, reducing maintenance costs by 50% and more.

For U.S. drone manufacturer Matternet, SafeDrone Health will support flight operations in Switzerland as well as those conducted under the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program.

Lufthansa Technik also has a partnership with Swiss drone manufacturer SwissDrones, which aims to become the global market leader for multi-purpose, long-endurance heavy-lift civil drones.

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