Robotic Skies is built on a solid foundation of aviation best practices to serve the emerging commercial drone and advanced air mobility industry.
High-end UAS manufacturers and enterprise operators are eager for commercial operations to rapidly expand. We believe that our Service Center network model will accelerate the commercial UAS market by providing high-quality maintenance and repair services adapted from traditional aviation infrastructure.
Our comprehensive turnkey field service programs provide scalable local maintenance solutions that keep UAS operations safe and productive.
Founded in 2014, Robotic Skies has over 230 independently owned and operated certified repair stations in its network, spanning 50 countries.
Brad grew up in the aviation industry, working from a young age in his family’s avionics sales and service business.
After graduating from the University of Utah, he left aviation to launch his career managing global, high-tech marketing programs for companies such as US Robotics, 3Com, Informix, and EFI.
Brad returned to aviation as one of the original executives of Aspen Avionics, a venture-backed cockpit display manufacturer, where he was responsible for creating and building the company’s brand and product strategy. He led the definition and rollout of Aspen Avionics’ groundbreaking Connected Panel product line, which has revolutionized the synchronization of data in the cockpit.
A certificated private pilot and an avid drone pilot, Brad advocates for the safe integration of next-generation aircraft into existing global flight operations through various industry efforts. In January 2021, Brad received an appointment to a seat on the FAA’s Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee. He also Chairs the National Business Aviation Association’s Emerging Technology Committee and the ASTM Subcommittee F46.06 on Autonomous and Electric Aircraft Maintenance Personnel. While serving on the ASTM Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, he led standards development teams related to continued airworthiness and technician training qualifications.
Brad now lives in Salt Lake City where Robotic Skies’ team has established its operational headquarters.
Josh Nattress, Vice President, Operations oversees all of Robotic Skies operations as well as direct the operation of its global service center network. Josh also directs Robotic Skies quality assurance culture and programs to ensure the company’s customers of the highest quality service and documented compliance with UAS regulations.
Josh joined Robotic Skies after 15 years at Air Methods, one of the world’s leading EMS helicopter companies. At Air Methods, Josh started as a field Aviation Maintenance Technician working on a variety of fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft, and advanced to become a Regional Maintenance Director. In that position, Josh managed 90 Lead and Line AMTs across six states as well as other local managers within the organization. While at Air Methods Josh also worked on public service helicopters for highway patrol operations, local news coverage, and power infrastructure inspection.
Josh holds an Inspector Authorization (IA) certificate and an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license, as well as a Part 107 Remote pilot certificate.
Josh joined the Robotic Skies team with a passion to apply his manned aviation experience and knowledge to the unmanned aviation world. He has helped initiate and manages Safety Management Systems including a level 5 (continuous improvement phase) equivalent to a Part 121 airline SMS. Josh is committed to safety and to safe operations of all aircraft.
Josh has been married for 13 years and has two sons. The family enjoys exploring Utah’s wild places.