Boeing Invests in Commercial UAS Services Provider Robotic Skies

June 4, 2019

Read the full press release at the Boeing Media Room web page: boeing.mediaroom.com

What Does Boeing’s Commitment to UAS Services Mean for the Future of the Airspace?

June 26, 2019
Jeremiah Karpowicz — Commercial UAV News

News about Boeing teaming up with Robotic Skies to guide the future of UAS maintenance was notable for several reasons. Not only does it allow Robotic Skies to help operators of commercial UAS from around the world keep their drones in the air, but it also hints at the future of the airspace, where manned and unmanned aircraft will operate simultaneously.

This future is one that Boeing has supported and worked to enable in various ways over the decades. For Boeing, autonomy is about more than just the latest unmanned product, but what should their investment in Robotic Skies tell us about how and when this future will arrive?

To find out, we connected with Brian Schettler, managing director of Boeing HorizonX Ventures. He explained what this development signifies for the drone industry as a whole, what it means to be able to offer unified operations services and much more...

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Robotic Skies Hires Andy Osantowske as Director of Operation

June 21, 2019

Albuquerque, NM

Robotic Skies® Inc., the only global maintenance network for commercial unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), announced today that it has hired Andy Osantowske as Director of Operations.

Andy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Robotic Skies global network of maintenance service centers. He holds a private pilot certificate, a remote pilot certificate, and aircraft dispatch license.

“When I met the Robotic Skies team a few years ago, I saw the brilliance and forethought in the business model.  My experience working in the FAA gave me insight to how the regulatory and use cases were evolving for the UAS industry,” said Andy.  “When Robotic Skies asked me to join the team, there was no hesitation.  I believe in the mission and vision.”

Andy’s early passion for aviation was the impetus for his joining the 127th Maintenance Group, 127th Fighter Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. He later joined the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 118th Maintenance Group and 118th Airlift Wing. He served as an aircraft mechanic on F-16s and C-130s and received the Air Force Achievement Medal for Outstanding Achievement.

While serving in the Guard, he also attended Middle Tennessee State University to study air traffic control. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace flight dispatch and scheduling and participated in the FAA’s Air Traffic Control College Training Initiative Program.

Andy was hired by Lockheed Martin as an air traffic specialist in the Flight Service Station (FSS) program in Fort Worth, Texas.  He was promoted to associate operations manager and worked on the development and rollout of the Flight Services online web portal (800wxbrief.com). As the designated operational subject matter expert, he traveled on Lockheed’s educational roadshow to promote the new portal as the quality insurance engineer. He was then hired by Evans Incorporated, a contractor to the FAA, as an air traffic subject matter expert who assisted with the FAA’s efforts to integrate UAS into the National Airspace System. While working with the FAA, he was a member of the Air Traffic Organization’s initial Part 107 team and worked on the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC).

Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies CEO said, “Andy brings specific skills and experience in the UAS industry to the team that makes him the right fit to help us grow the company.  He understands the importance of certified and regulated maintenance for commercial UAS.”

Robotic Skies® and Trumbull Unmanned Partner to Provide Maintenance Services to Trumbull’s Global UAS Operations

June 12, 2019

Albuquerque, NM

Robotic Skies® Inc., the only global maintenance network for commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and Trumbull Unmanned, a leader in data and automation in energy and government, announce their partnership to support Trumbull’s global UAS operations through the Robotic Skies service center network.

As both organizations continue to expand, they are forming partnerships with key players in the commercial UAS industry to ensure they can provide a best-in-class service offering to meet the increasing demand in the energy and government sectors. The companies have a shared view of building a holistic and secure offering, founded in the best practices from their collective aviation experience.

“At Trumbull,  our aim is to ensure we maintain the highest quality fleet possible as we grow. As a trusted name in aviation maintenance, we are excited to partner with Robotic Skies,” said Dyan Gibbens, CEO of Trumbull Unmanned.

Together Trumbull and Robotic Skies will provide a complete and reliable UAS package for their customers including world-class pilots and aircraft that are maintained by trained and certified technicians.

“We’re excited to partner with Trumbull,” says Brad Hayden, CEO of Robotic Skies. “Founded by aviators with decades of flight operations experience, Trumbull’s safety-based approach allows them to successfully fly the most complex UAS missions in nearly any environment. Our support offerings are an excellent complement to their data solutions portfolio, keeping their fleet of UAS operating as efficiently as possible.”

About Robotic Skies

Robotic Skies is the only global network of certified UAS maintenance centers. It offers comprehensive turnkey field service programs designed to keep UAS flying safely, efficiently and affordably around the world. Founded in 2014, Robotic Skies has more than 170 certified repair stations across more than 40 countries, providing MRO and support services for commercial UAS. Each service center in the network has the aviation expertise and factory training to ensure the mission readiness of these aircraft.

About Trumbull Unmanned

A Forbes Top 25 Veteran Founded Startup, Trumbull conducts tech-enabled inspections and creates 3D models of critical infrastructure in energy and government. Houston-based, Trumbull focuses on automation, data, and environmental resilience to collect, visualize, and analyze data via drones. In 2018, Entrepreneur recognized Trumbull in its 100 Brilliant Companies. To learn more please visit www.trumbull.io.

Silent Falcon Partners with Robotic Skies for Maintenance and Repair Support Services

June 7, 2019

Albuquerque, NM

Robotic Skies® Inc., the only global maintenance network for commercial UAS, announces it has been selected by Silent Falcon™ UAS Technologies to provide its customers access to a comprehensive UAS service and support package.

Robotic Skies adds Silent Falcon to its growing list of commercial UAS OEMs seeking to improve customer service by providing access to experienced and OEM-trained maintenance technicians and support professionals. The turnkey field service programs are designed to keep customers’ aircraft flying safely, efficiently and affordably. Through Robotic Skies’ extensive network, customers can schedule regular maintenance or deal with AOG situations at one of its more than 170 certified Service Centers across 40 countries.

“We welcome Silent Falcon to the Robotic Skies community, and we stand ready to fulfill the maintenance requirements of their customers,” said Brad Hayden, CEO of Robotic Skies. “Wherever and whenever a need for maintenance arises worldwide, Silent Falcon can count on Robotic Skies to keep its fleet airworthy and producing revenue for its customers.”

Silent Falcon incorporates the latest proven technological advances in solar power, RF communications, batteries, sensors, composite materials, and aeronautical design. The Silent Falcon sUAS is the most effective long-endurance, long-range aerial platform for carrying leading-edge sensors that collect, transmit and store the data and imagery required for a rapidly growing number of commercial, public safety, and traditional defense and security ISR applications.

“Partnering with Robotic Skies to provide the maintenance and repair support package for our customers further increases the flexibility and ease of use of our Silent Falcon Unmanned Aircraft System. Silent Falcon customers can get timely and certified maintenance throughout the world to keep their systems mission ready,” said John W. Brown, Silent Falcon’s Chairman and CEO. “We look forward to growing this partnership with Robotic Skies.”

About Robotic Skies

Robotic Skies is the only global network of certified UAS maintenance centers. It offers comprehensive turnkey field service programs designed to keep UAS flying safely, efficiently and affordably around the world. Founded in 2014, Robotic Skies has more than 170 certified repair stations across more than 40 countries, providing MRO and support services for commercial UAS. Each service center in the network has the aviation expertise and factory training to ensure the mission readiness of these aircraft.

About Silent Falcon

Silent Falcon™ UAS Technologies manufactures patent pending, state-of-the-art small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and components and sensors for the security, military and commercial markets including oil and gas and pipeline inspections, power utility inspections, large scale agriculture, natural resource management, security/ISR, public safety, and mapping/surveying. Silent Falcon is the only solar electric UAS to provide long endurance and range, silent operations, and an open interface payload bay accommodating a wide- variety of payloads that are also quick and easy to change. The company is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information, please visit: www.silentfalconuas.com.