Duncan Aviation is breaking into the UAS market. The business aviation MRO has signed an agreement with Robotic Skies to provide maintenance and modification services for larger UAS vehicles. Robotic Skies is a brokered global network of more than 160 independently owned and operated repair stations providing maintenance and repairs on commercial unmanned systems. The company markets its services to commercial UAS manufacturers and enterprise fleet operators and is building a portfolio of clients that manufacture or operate complex unmanned systems, ranging from high-end industrial multi-rotors to optionally piloted aircraft.
“We anticipate that as commercial unmanned systems increase in size and mission complexities, their support infrastructure will mirror what we see in manned aviation today. As a result, our existing corporate aviation customers, who will eventually add unmanned systems to their fleets, will look to us for repair and maintenance on those airframes,” said Kevin Miesbach, Duncan Aviation components business development manager. “Our agreement with Robotic Skies will help us be prepared to meet that market demand as it develops.” A Duncan spokesman said the company plans to perform work at its Lincoln, Nebraska location, as well as at its satellite facilities.