AEA International Convention, New Orleans, LA, March 13: uAvionix Corporation, the leading Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ADS-B avionics solution provider, announced today that it has chosen Robotic Skies as an installation and field maintenance partner for its line of avionics products designed for commercial drone aircraft. As part of the agreement, Robotic Skies will provide sales, installations, and ongoing field support for uAvionix customers through its global network of aircraft service centres.
uAvionix develops the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable ADS-B transceivers, transponders, and GPS receivers. Designed for unmanned aircraft, uAvionix has dramatically reduced the size and cost of critical safety components required to fly safely and legally in the National Airspace System (NAS).
uAvionix recently announced FAA TSO C-199 approval of its FYXNAV GPS position source, which includes a receiver and antenna, and provides high integrity GPS inputs to drone autopilot navigation systems and ADS-B equipment.
“As our products make their way into more complex, high-performance drone platforms that integrate into the NAS, Robotic Skies will become an increasingly important part of our sales, installation, and maintenance process,” said Christian Ramsey, VP Business Development for uAvionix. “Since all Robotic Skies service centres are FAA Part 145 repair stations, our product installation and maintenance requirements will never outgrow their qualifications or technical capabilities as UAS airworthiness standards and our market channels evolve.”
Robotic Skies is a brokered global network of independently owned and operated repair stations that have the aviation expertise and factory training to provide inspections and maintenance to ensure the mission readiness of commercial unmanned aircraft systems, or drones. Drawing on only the best FAA and aviation authority approved maintenance organisations that currently maintain manned aircraft, Robotic Skies offers comprehensive turnkey field service programs designed to keep UAS flying safely, efficiently, and affordably.
“Companies like uAvionix and Robotic Skies represent the future of the unmanned aerospace industry. Our products and services are specifically designed to support the safe integration of drone aircraft into the aviation ecosystem. We are excited to count uAvionix as a manufacturing partner, and look forward to servicing their customers now, and as the unmanned market develops,” said Brad Hayden, President and CEO of Robotic Skies.