Aerialtronics, a manufacturer of high performance multirotor aerial platforms, announced today that it has selected Robotic Skies as its completion and maintenance provider for its line of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Under the partnership, the two companies will collaborate to build a custom maintenance program for the Aerialtronics product line that will be implemented at more than 80 Robotic Skies field service centers located around the world. In addition, Robotic Skies will provide completion and custom configuration services for Aerialtronics systems sold in North America.
In 2014 Aerialtronics launched its third generation system, the Altura Zenith. By collecting aerial data and processing it into valuable information the Zenith platform gives clients insights into making smart business decisions. The Zenith is designed as an advanced information-collecting platform. It’s a high performance flying server that records, processes and transmits data back to the cloud where analytics turn it into information.
Aerialtronics’ flagship product, the Zenith, sets a precedent for the design of unmanned aircraft systems by combining state of the art technology with remarkably flat, compact and lightweight design. Starting from scratch enabled the generation of a radically novel idea: developing a multirotor aircraft system that can meet a wide variety of application requirements without compromising on design.
“Our Altura Zenith platforms are extremely reliable and durable, and are already being used in a wide range of mission profiles around the world,” said Jeremy Wigmore, CEO of Aerialtronics. “Robotic Skies is comprised of service technicians who have in-depth experience maintaining high performance, manned aircraft. Having a proven and established network of service centers in the US was important for Aerialtronics and ultimately our partnership with Robotic Skies assures that our UAS customers’ field maintenance requirements will be efficiently, consistently and safely managed at a global level. We are very excited by this development.”
“The commercial-grade Aerialtronics platforms are a natural fit for our service center network,” said Brad Hayden, President and CEO of Robotic Skies. “Their mission capabilities will be greatly enhanced by the completion services and field maintenance programs provided by Robotic Skies, and we look forward to supporting their products around the world through our expanding service center network.”
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been formalized between AirShip Technologies Group, Inc. and Robotic Skies, LLC, which forms the framework for global support services for AirShip customers worldwide. AirShip Technologies Group, Inc. (www.airshiptg.com) based in Oregon, and Robotic Skies (www.roboticskies.com) based in Nevada, are now working together to assure certified service, repair and maintenance services are available to AirShip customers, wherever they are located, both domestically or globally.
Both companies will work together to create a service center network to complete and support AirShip products, the V1 through V9 UAS. (Unmanned Aircraft Systems are an aircraft and its associated elements, operated with no pilot on-board.)
According to AirShip CEO Ben Berry, “this is the greatest assurance to our worldwide customers, that their UASs will be ready and able for rapid deployment. It will also give the level of service support we were looking for; from great, proven and highly-experienced aviation professionals.”
Robotic Skies CEO Brad Hayden has this to say about the new collaboration, “AirShip Technologies is building a high performance platform that is designed from the ground up to be fully certifiable aircraft. Their UASs are a natural fit for our maintenance network’s service offerings, and we look forward to supporting AirShip’s customers around the world.”
Both companies are committed to providing the finest and fittest fleet of UASs, to tackle many new challenges moving into the future. UASs need to fly in all sorts of weather conditions, and the operational stress placed on them needs to be mitigated by regular service and maintenance. Robotic Skies is recognized as a leader in aviation preparedness, and now will be a frontrunner in the new UAS industry as it unfolds and takes shape.
Robotic Skies provides fabrication, completion, integration, certification, inspections and maintenance services of UASs through its network of more than eighty service centers around the world. Robotic Skies will follow AirShip’s guidelines to determine customer warranty entitlement, regulatory compliance documentation and technical troubleshooting, maintenance, and return-to-service procedures when servicing AirShip’s full line of UAS products.
This MOU is another step forward for AirShip. The company is actively negotiating with major commercial, government, and NGO entities in India, South Korea, Chad, Europe and the Middle East to provide fleets of its V1 through V9 line of clean tech, VTOL long flight endurance AirShips.