Technology almost always looks to the animal world to find all kinds of solutions, as in the aerospace industry, where aircraft are based on biomimicry, animal-inspired designs for things as basic as flying a plane.
Airbus has now presented a dragonfly based technologyas reported nextCompany’s technology-focused subsidiary confirms final phase of system dragonfly,
This new functionality, which automates the boarding process, among other things, to free the crew from more important tasks, has its origin in the craze of dragonflies, which have a wide viewing angle and are guided by reference points. .
“Just as huntsman moths can recognize landmarks that help them define boundaries, our system is equipped with technology and tools software The next generation detection system is capable of managing flight and landing operations,” said Isabelle Lacaze, director of Dragonfly.
In this sense, DragonFly After successful demonstrations at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (France), has entered final 3 months of testing,
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“This ceremony frees the crew to focus on other important tasks,” Airbus said in its statement.
In short, this new pioneering technology in the aerospace industry, as it has no precedents, facilitates the work of the crew on board, thanks to alerts from the system itself.
dragonfly Communicates with the cabin at all times To provide warnings of various value such as obstacle detection, assisted speed control or an interactive map of the airport to which the system directs the aircraft.
In addition, the company has ensured that both the Operations Control Center (OCC) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) are insured, although it did not elaborate on how communication between the aircraft and the pilot is established, as it Human intervention is required.
Nevertheless, Airbus equipment is another guarantee for crew and passengers, with the assurance that, In the event of human error, technology can take control of the situation,
“In the unlikely event that a crew is unable to control the aircraft, DragonFly can redirect the flight to the nearest suitable airport and facilitate a safe landing,” Airbus said.