Study Reveals Maintenance & Inspections are Key to Drone Safety

December 2016

Why avionics shops are positioned well to serve the growing UAS market

Lacking a dedicated safety resource of study, investigation, and research, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have drawn on the safety template compiled by the commercial air transport (CAT) of humans. Logically, regardless of where they sit, pilots or operators face the same human factors that lead to most accidents. But a recent study from Australia, which issued its first drone regulations in 2002, shows that in 64 percent of the drone accidents and incidents studied, the cause was “some sort of equipment problem.”...

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UKRspecsystems Selects Robotic Skies for Worldwide Services

December 2016

Aero-TV interviews Robotic Skies President & CEO Brad Hayden UKRspecsystems (ukrspecsystems.com) has selected Robotic Skies to provide worldwide support services for its line of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) products. As part of the agreement, Robotic Skies will develop and provide a factory warranty and field support programs for UKRspecsystems customers through Robotic Skies’ international network of 130 service centers.

Based in the Ukraine, UKRspecsystems provides flexible UAS solutions for military and civil use, including unmanned airframes, gyro-stabilized gimbals, sensors, ground control stations, and other supportive equipment.

The company manufactures the PD-1, a lightweight UAS platform equipped with a fuel engine, gimbal and ground control station. The PD-1 is suitable for surveillance, photo mapping and other applications. In addition, the company offers both the PC-1 Professional Edition multirotor drone featuring an eight-rotor design, and the PC-1 FPV Edition quadcopter, a lightweight and compact solution for surveillance and aerial shooting.

“Both our large customer base and our worldwide network of UAS service centers reflect the international nature of this emerging aerospace market,” said Robotic Skies President and CEO Brad Hayden. “The drone industry is now truly global, and one without borders.”

Established in 2014, Robotic Skies is the world’s largest network of repair stations for drones. With service centers across five continents, Robotic Skies is the leading provider of compliance consulting, engineering design, assembly/completion services, and on-site field repair for industrial-grade unmanned aircraft. Customers range from high-performance multirotor and fixed-wing platform manufacturers to optionally-manned aircraft operators.

Drawing on only certified FAA and aviation authority approved maintenance organizations that currently maintain manned aircraft, Robotic Skies offers comprehensive turnkey field service programs designed to keep commercial UAS flying safely, efficiently, and affordably.