By Chris Stonor
Robotic Skies, a global drone maintenance service provider, and Avy, a Dutch drone manufacturer, announced this week a collaboration to develop a field support program for Avy’s “growing fleet of long-range autonomous lifesaving aircraft.” The program aims to keep the “Avy fleet optimal for critical medical and humanitarian flight operations around the world,” reports a press release.
Avy is a quickly developing start-up based in Amsterdam, Holland and has been developing ‘drone tech for good’ since 2016. The company’s flagship aircraft, the Aera, is an autonomous fixed-wing drone with eVTOL capability designed for long-range, BVLOS operations.
Avy specialises in “innovative, zero-emission aircraft technology that transform transport methods for first response operations, medical deliveries, nature conservation, and search and rescue.”
Brad Hayden, Founder and CEO of Robotic Skies, commented, “Drone systems like the Avy Aera are built to withstand harsh environments and demanding missions. However, even these high-performing systems still need proper preventive care, and sometimes unexpected repair work, to keep them operating their best.”
He continued, “We are thrilled to work with Avy and to provide them with the peace of mind that they will have the fast, professional, and high-quality support they need, anywhere in the world they operate.”
Robotic Skies serves the commercial drone industry with maintenance, inspection, and repair services through its network of over 225 quality-controlled Service Centres across 50 countries. The company’s “proprietary system combines expertise in unmanned aircraft systems and traditional aviation maintenance methodology to provide affordable turnkey field service programs.”
Patrique Zaman, founder of Avy, said, “Having Robotic Skies as a trusted maintenance partner means we can focus our energy on developing and safely deploying our drone technology.”
He added, “As we look towards expanding our operations, it makes sense for us to build industry partnerships that can help us quickly advance our growth initiatives on a global scale. Robotic Skies has the added benefit of meeting any maintenance-related regulatory requirements.”
Avy is a fast-growing ‘tech for good’ start-up based in Amsterdam and has been developing emission-free drones since 2016 for medical transport, supporting emergency services. Avy builds fixed-wing drones and is the winner of the Blue Tulip Awards (Mobility 2020).
Robotic Skies serves the commercial drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) industry with professional maintenance, inspection, and repair services through its network of over 225 quality-controlled Service Centres across 50 countries.
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