Boeing and its subsidiaries Jeppesen and Aviall have joined with Robotic Skies, a commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) support services provider, to develop and deliver supply chain management and optimisation; analytics; and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for the commercial and civil UAS markets.

Boeing and Robotic Skies will jointly pursue opportunities to best leverage their combined experience and solutions in manned aviation programmes and extend them into the UAS market, including providing services for commercially focused regulatory compliance, ground support, training, MRO, parts distribution, field upgrades and vehicle retrofit capabilities.

As their relationship expands, the companies will provide unified operations services for both existing commercial UAS operators and for companies seeking to enter the UAS field for the first time.

Shaping unmanned flight

Brad Hayden, CEO, Robotic Skies, said: “Teaming with Boeing will allow both companies to elevate the commercial UAS customer experience and deliver operations solutions that would be difficult to achieve individually. This agreement represents a foundational step for the advancement of commercial UAS operations that will meet the requirements of today and help shape the future of unmanned flight.”

William Ampofo, vice president, Business & General Aviation, Boeing Global Services, added: “We continue our dedication to working with the top providers in the industry to increase our presence in the commercial UAS field, with the ultimate goal of helping customers operate more efficiently.

“Our relationship with Robotic Skies will bring together the best elements of both companies, as we shape our capabilities specifically to meet the unique operational requirements and challenges of commercial UAS flight.”

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