CLEVELAND & SALT LAKE CITY – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Constant Aviation, one of the largest maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies in the country, has renewed its partnership with Robotic Skies, a global marketplace for drone maintenance services, in order to supporting a next generation aviation sector: commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) systems. The continuation of the partnership positions Constant Aviation and Robotic Skies at the forefront of these booming markets.
âConstant Aviation has been an authorized UAS service center since 2017, and we are proud to support the market for this emerging technology through our partnership with Robotic Skies,â said Kent Stauffer, vice president of quality, safety and technical programs, Constant Aviation. “We see an important role for established MROs such as Constant Aviation and new dedicated drone service companies such as Robotic Skies, and we look forward to working with our new partners to serve these dynamic sectors of aviation.”
Constant Aviation is well positioned to support UASs with extensive experience in aviation systems and aircraft. The company serves the business and commercial aviation sectors in the United States and overseas markets with expertise in composite repair, painting, fabrication, FAA parts manufacturing authority, harnesses and wiring, dedicated engineering, non-destructive testing (NDT) capabilities and technical instructions. Constant Aviation also has one of the largest mobile ground aircraft fleets (AOGs) in the country, capable of repairing drones wherever they are located and has extensive capabilities in other emerging technologies such as aircraft. electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL).
âConstant is committed to being at the forefront of emerging technological arenas such as UAS and eVTOL. So much so that we have devoted significant resources to these platforms to include adding even more FAA-authorized capabilities to our repair station certificates, with the express purpose of working end-to-end on aircraft and all-composite vehicles, âsaid David H. Davies, Managing Director, Constant Aviation. âEmerging technologies such as UAS and eVTOL require specific expertise that is often not aligned with the capabilities of standard repair stations and the assessments issued. To this end, we have focused a lot on expanding our composite and electrical troubleshooting / installation capabilities to levels rarely found at Part 145 repair stations. This, combined with our engineering processes and well-established and proven manufacturing capabilities, will allow us to be an industry leader in this area. ”
Founded in 2014, Robotic Skies has more than 230 FAA Part 145 repair stations independently owned and operated in its network of 50 countries. With network members such as Constant Aviation, Robotic Skies field service programs are flexible, scalable and can meet all regulatory requirements related to maintenance for complex commercial drone operations such as autonomous parcel delivery. and beyond line-of-sight missions.
âWe are working with our UAS manufacturing business partners to develop maintenance programs using a methodology similar to traditional aviation,â said Brad Hayden, Founder and CEO of Robotic Skies. âContinuing airworthiness is a new concept for the drone industry. However, this shift in mindset is critical to moving forward with the reality that commercial drones are aircraft operating in national airspace alongside existing flight operations. Upcoming regulatory guidelines will establish a structure for shared safety and performance standards and help the drone industry reach its potential. I look forward to continuing our work with partners such as Constant Aviation to apply our collective aviation expertise to an exciting new aviation market. ”
Through Hayden’s membership in many industry groups, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Board, he helps develop directions to accelerate the use of commercial drones and the burgeoning air mobility market. advanced (AAM). The FAA also takes care of the safety and integrity of drones through a UAS-type certification process similar to that of traditional aircraft.
âCommercial drone technology is developing rapidly alongside the infrastructure and regulatory environments necessary for their safe and efficient operation,â said Stauffer. âWith FAA UAS type certification will come the responsibility of commercial drone operators to have their maintenance, repair and overhaul needs met by repair stations or properly classified FAA personnel. We and our partners at Robotic Skies will be there to defend and serve the manufacturers, operators, shippers and passengers of these industries, and look forward to their development. ”
About Robotic Skies, Inc.
Robotic Skies serves the commercial drone and advanced air mobility industry with professional maintenance, inspection and repair services through its network of over 230 quality controlled service centers in 50 countries. Our turnkey field service programs are flexible, scalable and meet all regulatory requirements related to maintenance for complex commercial drone operations such as autonomous parcel delivery and beyond the line of sight missions. . For more information, visit https://roboticskies.com/.
About Constant Aviation
Constant Aviation specializes in aircraft and engine maintenance, major repairs, avionics, interiors and painting. In addition, it offers mobile response services through its AOG division, and ancillary and composite services through its Nextant Aerospace division. With over 15 years of expertise in a full line of business aircraft airframes, Constant Aviation has raised the bar for aircraft maintenance expectations by always focusing on quality. In 2021, Constant Aviation became the official aircraft maintenance and AOG support of the NHRA and the title sponsor of the NHRA Factory Stock Showdown class. For more information, visit https://www.constantaviation.com/ or call 216.261.7119. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.