Aeroplane seat manufacturer deploys drones to keep production line moving


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.

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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.”

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