Kaltenkirchen, 26th September 2017 — manned aviation expertise supports civilian drone industry: The Yuneec H520 is one of the first ever multicopters to be compatible with the new Health Condition Monitoring (HCM) service provided by SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik, which can check the technical condition of a drone after each completed mission. This will in future allow users of the H520 to check the condition of their hexacopter at any time. In addition to the Yuneec maintenance and safety features, H520 pilots will also be able to use the HCM platform and its data-driven analyses to monitor flight-critical components, such as the copter’s batteries, flight controller, motors and propellers. If a defect occurs, the platform not only displays it in detail to the user, but also provides a maintenance recommendation without the need for any further sensor technology.
“The SafeDrone HCM platform is a milestone for the civilian drone industry, because it means unmanned aerial vehicles can now benefit from a proven approach used in manned aviation. As a pioneer in electric flight, we lay great importance on always providing our drone pilots with state-of-the-art technology. Therefore, we are proud that Yuneec is one of the first drone manufacturers to be working with “SafeDrone”, in order to provide this special monitoring system,” explains Jörg Schamuhn, COO of Yuneec Europe. “Furthermore, the compatibility of the H520 with the HCM platform is another exciting criterion of quality for our first product specifically developed for the commercial market,” adds Schamuhn.
H520 pilots will be able to use the SafeDrone HCM platform by Lufthansa Technik from the end of October. The flight and sensor data required for error analysis are read by the flight controller and transmitted in a standardised format to the HCM platform.
Only German servers are used for the data analysis and storage.
About Lufthansa Technik
With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.