Boeing and two of its subsidiaries, Jeppesen and Aviall, have formed a new partnership with Robotic Skies, a commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) support services provider.
Founded in 2014, Robotic Skies is a brokered network of over 150 certified repair stations across more than 30 countries, providing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and additional support services for commercial drones.
Boeing and Robotic Skies will jointly pursue opportunities to best leverage their combined experience and solutions and extend them into the UAS market, including providing services for commercially focused regulatory compliance, ground support, training, MRO, parts distribution, field upgrades and vehicle retrofit capabilities.
“Teaming with Boeing will allow both companies to elevate the commercial UAS customer experience and deliver operations solutions that would be difficult to achieve individually,” comments Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies’ CEO. “This agreement represents a foundational step for the advancement of commercial UAS operations that will meet the requirements of today and help shape the future of unmanned flight.”
“We continue our dedication to working with the top providers in the industry to increase our presence in the commercial UAS field, with the ultimate goal of helping customers operate more efficiently,” adds William Ampofo, vice president of business and general aviation at Boeing Global Services, a Boeing business unit in the Dallas area. “Our relationship with Robotic Skies will bring together the best elements of both companies as we shape our capabilities specifically to meet the unique operational requirements and challenges of commercial UAS flight.”