First air-traffic-controlled drone flights at Germany’s largest airport


A Berlin-based company has successfully carried out its first successful drone test flights at Frankfurt Airport to provide a more efficient construction progress monitor of the new terminal.

The Multirotor drone, which was fitted with specialised solutions to prepare it for use at the international airport, together with the airport, will work towards how to use drones and other autonomous vehicles to make operations at an airport safer, more economic and more efficient.

“Airports hold a great business potential for us,” says Marian Meier-Andrae, head of the Brandenburg-based drone specialist.

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“In addition to construction monitoring, a wide variety of airport operations such as automatic perimeter surveillance, runway checks for FOD (Foreign Object Debris) or the calibration of navigation aids such as approach lighting systems and instrument landing systems (ALS/ILS) can be made safer, more cost-efficient and greener with the use of drones.

“Our many years of experience and the profound technical expertise of our company help us to realise special solutions for highly complex applications.”

Other airport operators from Europe and the United States have also shown a ‘strong interest’ in cooperating with Multirotor, according to the company.

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