SkyWard, a provider of digital infrastructure for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) businesses, and Robotic Skies, a network of UAS service centres, have announced a partnership that teams the aviation expertise of each company to provide safety, compliance, and maintenance solutions to the 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.