Aircraft Electronics Association 2014 Report

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) made an appearance at this year’s AEA show, not in the form of hardware but in a panel session sponsored by RoboticSkies, a company formed to serve the maintenance needs of the growing drone market. Headed by Brad Hayden, former v-p of marketing at Aspen Avionics, RoboticSkies is fielding a service network for drone operators. Hayden is offering avionics shops the opportunity to sign up as members of the RoboticSkies service network, given that the technical skills for drones are similar to those required for avionics installation and repair. Hayden believes that upcoming FAA drone regulations will include aviation-quality maintenance standards.

Read More