Collins Aerospace has put drones to work on its production line to increase efficiency and productivity.
It uses the drones to transport spare parts from its storage centre a couple of fields away when it would take too long to travel by road.
According to a report from the Press Association, every minute that the production line in Kilkeel, Co Down is delayed, it costs the firm £100.
To alleviate this issue, it is now using drone tech to make its work easier.
Design engineer, David Stevenson, commented: “It takes 90 seconds to drop a part, stopping the loss of £100 a minute – this was the right thing for us to do.”
He added: “We maybe want to start getting our full parts by drone, or have multiple drones flown by a single operator.”