Month: June 2017

Drone Maintenance Tracking

Drone Maintenance Tracking

Aircraft Maintenance TrackingAircraft Maintenance TrackingDrones are not invincible.  Just like the rest of the equipment your business owns, they will eventually succumb to the wear and tear of their very reason for being – flight.  Propellers will bend out of shape, servos will slow and eventually fail, and firmware at the least will need to be updated.  There is a much to pay attention to and much track.  Free your people up to tackle the harder problems and let the Drone Management System do what it was meant to, get your business operating more efficiently and effectively through our drone maintenance tracking features.

Drone maintenance tracking has two key components. The first is planned maintenance – measuring wear and tear on your equipment and setting routine inspections based on specific intervals.  This is easily accomplished by tracking the flights and flight hours a drone accrues over time.  DMS allows a user to customize inspections based on intervals of either calendar time, flight hours or flights (or a combination of those).  We all know in the drone business that surprises are the enemy, ensure you don’t get surprised with a consistent and well executed drone inspection program.

The second component is logging unplanned maintenance done to individual aircraft. This could be preemptive maintenance after finding something when doing a simple pre-flight check or reactive to a failed part or piece of equipment.  Either way, unplanned drone maintenance tracking will allow you to identify common failures and trends, a key step forward for any business working on efficiency.

The DMS drone maintenance tracking function is powerful yet intuitive.  Designed to provide maximum information in a digestible and quick to interpret format, DMS will help ensure your operation is firing on all cylinders.  Get your business off spreadsheets and dry erase boards, streamline your process and increase efficiency by managing your operation with DMS.

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Safety Management System

The unmanned industry is going through a phase focused on technology.  The newest sensors, the best aircraft, machine learning, and the slickest data management techniques are all supposed to elevate a drone operator to the highest levels of professionalism.  What’s being forgotten are the fundamentals of aviation – lessons learned the hard way over the course of the last century, lessons we in the unmanned business would do well to incorporate.

People remain at the core of every drone operation today and will for the foreseeable future.  Even the most automated of aircraft require a person to make decisions about where and when the aircraft should fly.  Because of this, a Safety Management System is critical to every professional drone operation.  A well developed and executed Safety Management System will reduce mishaps while simultaneously increasing efficiency.  Those mishaps can easily be measured in dollars lost as well as dollars not earned.  

At HAZON Solutions we developed our Safety Management System based on the Federal Aviation Administration’s and Part 121 commercial carrier’s systems.  Our program is complete with safety risk mitigation, safety assurance, safety policy, and safety promotion.  These incredibly effective components were used as the foundation of the HAZON Drone Management System™.

Every function in the HAZON DMS™ was built to incorporate and support the needs of a complete Safety Management System. The opening page each user sees at log-in clearly and unavoidably displays that user’s RPIC time in the last 7, 14, and 30 days – an excellent starting point for the pilot to self-assess their risk factors.  Aircraft maintenance information is easily accessible as are aircraft inspection reports.  Lessons Learned (a recently released feature) is a way to rapidly distribute safety related information across your entire drone network.

An investment in developing and executing a Safety Management System will easily yield a 3x or 4x return.  HAZON DMS™ has the ability to effortlessly support all tenants of a Safety Management System; it will keep pilots safe, equipment working, and a drone operation humming.