UAS/UAV purists might cringe at the overwhelming popular use of the word “drones” to describe unmanned air vehicles, and business aviation purists may cringe at the appearance of drones at NBAA 2015, but there’s no stopping technology.
Sensurion Aerospace, a manufacturer of small fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems (UAS), announced it selected Robotic Skies (Booth N410), which has more than 100 field service centers worldwide, as its field maintenance provider for Sensurion’s line of FAA-certified, industrial-grade “Magpie” UAS. Robotic Skies will provide customer service, spares and technical support. Sensurion is the fifth major airframe manufacturer to sign up for the Robotic Skies services.
Magpie is currently in operation for a variety of aerial-sensor operations for numerous industrial uses, including oil and gas exploration, law enforcement, UAS training, border control and precision agriculture.
“Our two companies share the same vision of bringing high-performance mission capabilities supported by the reliability and efficiency that can be realized in the aviation safety-culture environment,” said Brad Hayden, president and CEO of Robotic Skies.