SkyWard and Robotic Skies partner to provide turn-key solution for UAS maintenance and compliance

January 2015

SkyWard and Robotic Skies have announced a partnership that teams the aviation expertise of each company to provide safety, compliance, and maintenance solutions to the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) community. Through SkyWard’s digital system of record and Robotic Skies’ global maintenance network UAS operators can easily track and manage their fleet, whether in the air or on the ground for routine inspections and repair.

“Airworthiness is the responsibility of the operator,” said Jonathan Evans, SkyWard CEO. “Working with a trusted partner like Robotic Skies gives SkyWard users confidence that their airframes will be returned to mission ready status and repaired with the same quality standards we expect in manned aviation.”

In addition to its digital system of record, SkyWard helps its customers plan, develop, and maintain professional UAS programs. They create custom plans for any size of operation. From a photographer looking to turn a passion into a career with a Section 333 exemption or a multinational corporation managing a UAS fleet and trying to maintain SFOC compliance.

Fleet maintenance is a vital part of keeping commercial drone operations safe and profitable. Robotics Skies’ global network of air-agency approved repair stations have the aviation expertise and factory training to provide needed maintenance to ensure operators can get back to business with a safe and compliant fleet.

“Robotic Skies does not view the emerging drone fleet as an entirely new industry; rather we look at it as a new market segment within the already existing aviation community. As such, drones will have to follow many of the same “rules of the road” as manned aircraft to fly within our airspace” said Brad Hayden of Robotic Skies. “SkyWard is collapsing those rules into a digital system of record that machines and operators can easily follow.”

Both companies have extensive experience in both manned and unmanned aviation and are committed to safely integrating UAS into the National Airspace System by providing solutions for commercial operators.

About SkyWard

SkyWard (skyward.io)  enables safe, compliant, and insured commercial UAS operations. SkyWard is taking the rules of the road from manned aviation and transferring them into a digital system of record and air-chart that both pilots and airframes can follow for safe operations. The SkyWard system is supported by a dedicated team of experts who create custom plans to help commercial UAS businesses meet and maintain regulatory and insurance compliance.

About Robotic Skies

Robotic Skies (roboticskies.com) is a network of nearly 60 service centers across North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa that are optimized to provide certification, maintenance and repair for the emerging commercial unmanned aircraft fleet. Drawing on only the best FAA Part 145 and air-agency approved maintenance organizations that currently maintain the manned aviation fleet, Robotic Skies offers a comprehensive turnkey field service program designed to keep UAS flying safely — and affordably.