Marques Aviation Partners with Robotic Skies for Global Maintenance

October 2016

Marques Aviation Ltd ( has partnered with Robotic Skies to develop and implement a global maintenance plan for the Marques line of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) products. As part of the agreement, Robotic Skies will provide warranty program and field support management for Marques customers through the Robotic Skies network of service centers around the globe.

Marques Aviation Ltd is a global aerospace company that provides innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned aircraft systems to government and commercial clients worldwide.  With more than 30 years’ accumulated experience in aircraft design, the philosophy underlying engineering practice at Marques Aviation Ltd emphasizes innovation to develop advanced high-performance unmanned aircraft. Its stated mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability and maximized cost efficiency.

Robotic Skies is a worldwide network of 130 repair stations that have the aviation expertise and factory training to provide inspections and maintenance that ensure the mission readiness of commercial unmanned aircraft systems. Drawing on only the best FAA and aviation authority approved maintenance organizations that currently maintain manned aircraft, Robotic Skies offers comprehensive turnkey field service programs designed to keep UAS flying safely, efficiently, and affordably.

“Robotic Skies is well positioned to serve a global company such as Marques Aviation” said Robotic Skies President and CEO Brad Hayden. “Our multi-continent network of service centers is ready to provide Marques and its customers aviation-grade maintenance and repair services.”

Robotic Skies CEO to Moderate NBAA UAS Panel

October 2016

Seminar shows flight departments how to get down to business with UAS operations

“The Nuts and Bolts of Operating a Corporate UAS Operation” will be presented as an operations forum at NBAA. This forum moves the discussion of UAS from the theoretical to the practical and provides information for how flight departments either initiate UAS operations or blend UAS operations into an existing flight department.

The panel is slated for Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Room S330 C/D in the Orange County Convention Center.

Moderated for the third consecutive year by Robotic Skies President & CEO Brad Hayden, the forum participants will discuss the top-level “nuts and bolts” of how to implement UAS in business, including calculating and demonstrating return on investment. Corporate flight departments will be shown how to establish a UAS flight department, or strategies to integrate UAS into their current company infrastructure, including regulatory, liability and insurance considerations.

Hayden will moderate a panel of UAS experts including Donald Bernier, FirstEnergy Corp.; Kevin Gould, Hawk Aerial; Todd Graetz, BNSF; and Richard Marcus, Era Helicopters.

“In this seminar, we roll up our sleeves to provide real-world practices for corporate flight departments,” says Hayden. “NBAA has played a leadership position in guiding corporate flight departments to embrace the potential that UAS offer. This year, instead of talking theoretically about UAS, we are showing how flight departments are actually implementing unmanned programs.”

NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (#NBAA16) runs November 1-3, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida.


Marques Aviation markets the MA THOR SolarLight, a lightweight, solar-fuel cells hybrid-propulsion UAS that can loiter above regions for several days, using solar panels on the wings which provide the aircraft with extreme endurance. The MA THOR Twin is a cost-effective solution for any type of persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); area dominance; ground support; and maritime patrol mission. Designed for minimal maintenance, the MA THOR Twin UAS program aims to develop a highly mission effective system with low life cycle costs.

Based in Southport, United Kingdom, Marques Aviation Ltd has business presence worldwide including technical and sales representation in Canada, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, and the United States.