Study Reveals Maintenance & Inspections are Key to Drone Safety

Why avionics shops are positioned well to serve the growing UAS market

Lacking a dedicated safety resource of study, investigation, and research, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have drawn on the safety template compiled by the commercial air transport (CAT) of humans. Logically, regardless of where they sit, pilots or operators face the same human factors that lead to most accidents. But a recent study from Australia, which issued its first drone regulations in 2002, shows that in 64 percent of the drone accidents and incidents studied, the cause was “some sort of equipment problem.”…

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