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

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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