Improve the efficiency of your aircraft inspections

Improve the efficiency of your aircraft inspections

Use Cases

Aircraft are inspected visually on a regular basis to ensure their airworthiness. Scheduled and unscheduled visual inspections are always a long, costly process.
Explore our different use cases and learn how you can benefit from Donecle’s technology to optimize your maintenance process.
Whether you are an Airline, a MRO, a Lessor or an aircraft manufacturer, we have the solution to inspect your aircraft faster and more efficiently.

Lightning Strikes

General Visual Inspection

Markings Check

Paint Quality

Traceability

Lightning Strike

Reduce turnaround time and AOG costs after a lightning strike

  • Challenge

When an aircraft is struck by lightning, it has to be grounded for inspection until the entry/exit points are found.
This takes several hours and leads to operational losses for operators.

  • Our solution

Complete automated inspection and detection of lightning strike impacts with Donecle drone and image analysis software in less than 2h ensuring rapid aircraft availability.
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<2 hours
instead of 6 to 12 hours for manual inspections

Get your aircraft back in the air,
where it belongs

General Visual Inspection

Speed up and increase reliability of aircraft visual inspections

  • Challenge

Zonal inspections (GVI) are a long, costly and subjective process. Accurate detection and location of damages is challenging for inspectors.
Inefficiencies lead to lengthy email exchanges with OEMs, last-minute job card updates causing late deliveries or warranty claims from operators and lessors.

  • Our solution

Automated drone inspection when aircraft enters the hangar delivers a detailed and objective inspection report.
Precise positioning of all defects vs frames & stringers enables reliable damage mapping and objective comparison of aircraft status over time.

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No defect
positionning mistake

Improved
safety

Save time
and costs

Digital aircraft history
and paperless process

Markings Check

Increase efficiency of marking and placard checks

  • Challenge

Checking 150 to 300 placards on a narrowbody aircraft takes several hours. Nevertheless, missing or invalid placards can lead to fines or aircraft grounding when detected during ramp inspections.

  • Our solution

Donecle makes placard checks faster and objective with automated inspection of all markings and placards in less than 1 hour.
We help you identify missing P/Ns for reordering while ensuring compliance with ramp audits.
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Reduce
AOG risk

Eliminate indirect costs
and inspection burden

Paint Quality

Improve objectivity of paint quality evaluation and efficiency of paint claims

  • Challenge

Excessive loss of paint and gloss can have a direct impact on airflow, leading to more drag and ultimately to higher fuel burn.
Today there is no objective data to evaluate paint quality across the fleet and prioritise aircraft repainting. This lack of objective data also makes claims to paint shops more complicated to support.

  • Our solution

In less than 1 hour, Donecle automatically collects images of aircraft surface and maps density of rivet & screw rash on airframe.
It provides consistent, objective paint condition assessment to efficiently track excessive loss of skin wear, prioritise aircraft requiring repainting and trigger warranty claims with OEMs/paint shops.

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Paint planning
optimization

Fuel burn
reduction

Traceability

Keep reliable and objective track of past visual inspections

  • Challenge

Aircraft visual inspection is still a manual process with limited tracking of past damage reports.
Analysis can be incomplete or subjective: it is hard to determine how a damage has evolved from a previous check if it was misreported initially.

  • Our solution

All data and reports from past inspections are stored on a secure cloud platform. It guarantees full traceability of aircraft status over time, building a digital history of each airplane and allowing comparison of defects from one inspection to another.

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Aircraft
digital history

Paperless
process

Other use cases

Donecle’s unique technology can serve multiple other applications and lead to many additional benefits:
▸ End-of-lease checks: smoother interaction with lessors and operators
▸ Paint schedule optimization in collaboration with appearance department
▸ Etc.

You have a specific use case that you want to submit to us? Let’s work together!