February 19th, 2014
Santa Fe Aero Services is betting that, in a few years, unmanned aerial vehicles will regularly land at its local repair and maintenance stations for routine upkeep like private and corporate aircraft do today.
The company, which runs aircraft maintenance and avionics centers in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, is one of the first operators to join the new “Robotic Skies” network of repair and service stations for UAVs.
Robotic Skies, which officially launched this month in Albuquerque, is recruiting aviation service operators to create the first nationwide maintenance chain for thousands of unmanned aircraft that industry professionals believe will be flying in U.S. skies in just a few years.
From Drone-Aware to Drone-Savvy: Maintenance Opportunities For Commercial Unmanned Aerial Vechicles (UAVs) – sponsored by Robotic Skies
The emerging drone market could create a tremendous new revenue stream for AEA members. To prepare you for these opportunities, the AEA presents a full course on drones – from applications to certification to training to sales. And we’ve tapped the top drone experts from the FAA and UAV industry for this session, each of whom will share their knowledge with you. A panel discussion with Q&A will follow.
Mark Blanks, UAS program manager, Kansas State University
Dallas Brooks, UASONE
Erik Folkestad, application engineer, Arcturus UAV
Brad Hayden, president/CEO Robotic Skies