AeroVironment Groups with Robotic Skies for Unmanned Plane Programs Upkeep Help – Drones Information
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., And CHICAGO – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAS), today announced a team agreement with Robotic Skies, a global network for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of UAS . On-site maintenance, inspection and repair support for AeroVironment customers.
Robotic Skies provides UAS fleet operators with local, aviation-grade maintenance services through team agreements with companies like AeroVironment. The company offers a unique combination of expertise in unmanned aircraft systems and traditional aviation maintenance methods to deliver high quality, scalable services through its repair network.
“Our customers rely on AeroVironment’s market-leading unmanned aerial vehicle systems to perform critical missions, so timely on-site maintenance and on-site support are essential,” said Rick Pedigo, vice president of sales and business development for AeroVironment. “By working with Robotic Skies, our valued customers can expect an even higher level of responsiveness and customer service from a broad service center network that includes 200 independent and operated, certified repair stations. This relationship enables our customers to keep their UAS up and running and maximize their productivity. “
Brad Hayden, Founder and CEO of Robotic Skies, said, “We are very excited to partner with AeroVironment as they expand their fleet. For example, the VAPOR helicopter’s unmanned aerial vehicle system can operate beyond line of sight, and for customers flying under a line of sight waiver under FAA Part 107, there are special requirements to maintain the aircraft in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations. With Robotic Skies, AeroVironment customers can benefit from high quality, OEM-certified maintenance and rest assured that they can meet all maintenance waiver requirements. “
AeroVironment’s fully electric VAPOR helicopter UAS offers 60 minutes of cruise endurance and a flexible payload of up to 4.5kg. VAPOR’s modular payload bay provides access to a wide variety of built-in sensors and third-party payloads, including gimbal EO / IR, survey-grade PPK mapping, LiDAR and hyperspectral sensors, and an available drop / delivery mechanism. VAPOR is multi-mission capable for defense, commercial and industrial applications. Customers can choose the right configuration based on mission requirements and have the flexibility to create custom configurations that include end-user supplied equipment.
AeroVironment customers wishing to learn more about Robotic Skies maintenance services can contact AeroVironment at [email protected] or Robotic Skies [email protected]
About AeroVironment, Inc.
AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics, and connectivity that deliver more actionable information so you can move with confidence. AeroVironment is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is a leading global provider of unmanned aerial systems and tactical missile systems. It serves defense, government, and commercial customers. More information is available at www.avinc.com.
About Robotic Skies, Inc.
Robotic Skies is a global network of maintenance service centers for UAS fleets (Unmanned Aircraft System). Robotic Skies was founded in 2014 and has 200 independent and operated certified repair stations in its network (and growing) in more than 40 countries. The company’s aviation field service programs are flexible, scalable, and meet regulatory requirements for complex commercial operations such as the delivery of drones. Learn more at www.roboticskies.com.