On one side, many fear that a drone could collide into an airplane and cause it to crash. On the other side, airplane producers such as Airbus starts to implement the technology in its day to day operations. The company has shown how it uses drones to inspect airplanes during the Farnborough International Airshow in England.
The company has outfitted the drone with a camera that took pictures of one of its airplanes in order to look for scratches, dents, and other damages. The output is then used to construct a 3D digital model of the plane, that can help prevent and reduce additional airplane damage. Furthermore, Airbus head of Quality Nathalie Ducombeau said that the use of this new technology offers better working conditions including improving the safety and comfort for the quality inspectors.