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Safety is vital within the drone and aviation industry. The primary purpose of drone maintenance and servicing is to ensure the ongoing safety and reliability of the drone for flight operations through preventive maintenance, inspection processes and performance testing.
Taking care of your drone through periodic maintenance can be the foundation for successful commercial drone operations. We discuss here some of the benefits of drone maintenance.
What is Drone Maintenance?
Drone maintenance is the process or steps taken to ensure the continued optimal operating condition of your drone. Be it routine checks, professional maintenance assessments, or repair works; the objective is to contribute to safer flights and reduce the risk of drone malfunction when flying.
Specific maintenance needs and schedules can vary depending on the type of drone and the manufacturer’s recommendation. Regardless of the maintenance needs, the general focus is to ensure the performance of relevant checks, preventive and corrective actions that contribute to the drone's airworthiness.
Benefits of Drone Maintenance
Drones can cost a lot, so taking care of them can save you money from repairs. You want to keep that expensive drone in the best condition and avoid having to replace or repair it from an accident. It's important not to neglect taking care of your drone because of the potential downsides this can present.
For example, a routine maintenance check such as identifying and replacing chipped or damaged propellers can save you from the need to fix a crashed drone from the use of such a faulty propeller.
Increased uptime and productivity
Drone maintenance reduces downtime and leads to increased efficiency. Whenever a drone is down, it is a potential creative moment missed or operational time lost.
Confidence in flight
You will be more confident and more relaxed knowing that your drone is safe and in good condition. By having your drone maintained, you enhance your chances for safer drone flights.
Reduced risk of incidents
Many people think that the failure rate of drones is so low. However, this isn't the case. Many drones have breakdowns not covered by warranty, and these can happen very quickly. If you take care of your drone, it reduces the chances of accidents or incidents that could cause damage to the drone, property and people.
A legal requirement for commercial drone operators
In most countries, commercial drone operators must have their drone maintained after certain operational hours or intervals. Such mandatory maintenance requirements come up during regulatory audits as part of the processes for license renewals.
Keeping your drone in good condition is essential to getting the most out of it and for safer flights. To keep your drone working at optimal capacity, you need to maintain it as regularly as possible.
A commercial drone program without reliable technical and maintenance support has a reduced likelihood of meeting its safety goals. Here at Dronehub, we assist clients with ongoing technical support, preventive maintenance and repair works.
It’s better to take care of your drone from the start because it can be expensive if you don't. Connect with one of our technicians to discuss your drone maintenance and repair needs.
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