4 Technologies that will Impact Aviation

Although aviation is positioned at the forefront of high-tech engineering, the industry is moving rather slowly when it comes to aircraft maintenance. While new inspection techniques have improved damage detection and have sped up repair processes, the maintenance sector of aviation still largely relies on operator skills. However, new hardware and software developments have recently unlocked the door to automation and are predicted to have an impact on the aviation industry.

While robots will not take the place of mechanics when it comes to maintenance, four emerging technologies will help the future of aviation by reducing overall MRO costs for aircraft operators.