First Robotic Skies Drone Repair & Return-To-Service Completed

January 2015

Robotic Skies has completed its first repair of a commercial drone and returned it to operational service. The maintenance work was performed at Kings Avionics, Henderson, Nevada. Kings Avionics is one of nearly 60 Robotic Skies service centers located around the world.

Chris Haskell, an FAA-certified avionics repairman, troubleshot and returned-to-operations a service-drone G4 1.4 unmanned aerial system to a US-based customer. He had previously received training on site at the manufacturer’s Hamburg, Germany headquarters, who supported the repair process.

The unmanned vehicle was repaired, calibrated, operationally tested and returned-to-service utilizing airframe, power plant and avionics checks commonly used in manned aircraft maintenance procedures to better assure airworthiness. Ready for delivery, the drone was shipped back to the customer in its original shipping case.

“Now that we have completed our first return-to-service, we are ready for more. The knowledge gained from troubleshooting and repairing this particular drone – and future unmanned vehicles — will be shared among the growing network of Robotic Skies service centers for future field service programs.” says Robotic Skies President and CEO Brad Hayden.

“At this stage, we need the FAA to fulfill its regulatory mission as previously promised so we can move this industry forward here in the United States,” continued Hayden.