Autonodyne Partners with Robotic Skies for Autonomous Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintenance Support

Boston, MA | Today, Autonodyne LLC, an aviation engineering firm with expertise in unmanned aerial system and software design and certification, announced its partnership with Robotic Skies, the global maintenance, repair, and overhaul network for commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The companies will develop field maintenance and other support services for Autonodyne’s mission-critical systems and solutions.

Autonodyne provides the certification platform for on-board mission computers, software, and ground control systems that enable UAS to co-exist with manned operations in the global airspace infrastructure. Autonodyne works with operators of both small (under 55 pounds) and large (over 55 pounds) commercial unmanned and advanced aerial mobility aircraft.

Autonodyne has experience in the certification of more than 75 manned systems with unrestricted flight approval in the National and International Airspace. Autonodyne is now applying that knowledge to the unmanned aerospace market. The company has particular expertise in next-generation aviation software that enables smart automation and autonomous vehicle control.

Robotic Skies, through partnerships with unmanned aircraft manufacturers and existing manned aviation repair stations, provides enterprise UAS fleet operators with local turnkey field service support. The company employs traditional aviation methodology to make UAS flight operations safe, productive, and compliant with regulatory maintenance requirements.

Autonodyne CEO, Steve Jacobson, said: “We are focused on building architectures to support the unrestricted flight of unmanned aircraft in the national airspace. Robotic Skies is an ideal partner in this effort because, in addition to giving us the ability to scale up our customer support program quickly, they understand the nuances of operating in regulated airspace.”

“Our companies share a common background in manned aviation,” said Robotic Skies Founder and CEO, Brad Hayden. “The partnership with Autonodyne is a unique opportunity to combine the experience of our teams and bring the aviation safety mindset and best-practices to advancing autonomous unmanned aviation technology.”


Autonodyne LLC

Autonodyne is focused on becoming the kernel for unmanned aerial flight. Combining control station, on-board mission computer, and advanced autonomy behaviors, Autonodyne develops and certifies systems and software for civil and defense aircraft that operate without a traditional pilot. Autonodyne has expertise in national and international certification for unmanned aerial systems, and is located primarily in Boston, Massachusetts. Learn more at

Robotic Skies, Inc

Robotic Skies is a global network of maintenance Service Centers for enterprise Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) fleets. Founded in 2014, Robotic Skies has 200 independently owned and operated certified repair stations in its network (and growing), spanning more than 40 countries. The company’s aviation-grade field service programs are flexible, scalable, and meet the regulatory requirements for complex commercial operations like drone delivery. Learn more at