Boeing and Robotic Skies, a provider of commercial unmanned aircraft services, are teaming up to develop a variety of services for the commercial and civil unmanned aircraft market, including the maintenance, repair and overhaul of UAS systems, Boeing said Oct. 1.
Brad Hayden, CEO of Robotic Skies, said that the partnership "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."
Boeing and Robotic Skies said they will pursue business opportunities that leverage work in the manned-aircraft sector and extend that work into the unmanned market, including the provision of services for commercially focused regulatory compliance, ground support, training, MRO, parts distribution, field upgrades and vehicle retrofit capabilities.
"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," said William Ampofo, VP of business and general aviation for Boeing Global Services.
The companies plan to offer services for existing commercial UAS operators and for companies seeking to enter the UAS field.