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Vistara uses robotic exterior aircraft cleaning

By integrating Aerowash, an automated aircraft exterior washing and cleaning system made available by AeroTech Support Services Pvt. Ltd., Vistara announced yet another industry-first project. Aerowash is controlled by a convenient, wireless remote control that has various safety features and alarm signs. With an almost waterless dry-wash method, its effective micro-fiber brush drum offers a superior cleaning result for the aircraft’s outer surface.

This state-of-the-art technology reaffirms Vistara’s dedication to implementing cutting-edge strategies to improve operational efficiencies while simultaneously lowering its carbon impact.  An important part of maintenance in the aviation sector is aircraft detailing (or cleaning). It has typically relied on manual labour, which may be laborious, resource-intensive, and prone to mistakes. However, this automated programme is both time and environmentally friendly. It lessens aerodynamic drag brought on by the buildup of dirt, dust, grime, etc., which in turn lightens the weight of the aircraft. By reducing fuel burn, this directly correlates to improved fuel efficiency.

This novel strategy will protect against structural damage, prevent corrosion brought on by external conditions and oil/fluid leakages, and prolong the life of the aircraft by meticulously maintaining the cleanliness and integrity of the aircraft’s exterior. For a while now, Vistara has been doing AeroWash demos and proof of concept tests. 

“We are thrilled to become India’s first carrier to implement this one-of-a-kind initiative that underscores our unwavering commitment to invest in cutting-edge, purpose-driven technologies since inception,” said Pankaj Handa, Senior Vice President for Ground Operations at Vistara. This is just another step in our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency across many areas through automation while also continuously seeking out better, more sustainable ways to conduct business.

AeroTech Support Services Pvt. Ltd. Executive Director Dr. Ashwani Khanna stated, “We are thrilled to get involved with Vistara as it becomes the first airline to employ this cutting-edge technology following a thorough review. The first airline in India to subscribe to this solution is Vistara, setting the example for other airlines to follow. I am pleased with how the connection with AISATS has developed into a relationship that might have a significant positive impact on the entire industry in the years to come.

Source- travel daily

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