Robotic Skies and Avy – Drones for Good, a Dutch drone manufacturer, are to develop a field support programme for Avy’s growing fleet of long-range autonomous lifesaving aircraft.

It aims to keep the Avy fleet optimal for critical medical and humanitarian flight operations around the world.

Based in Amsterdam, Avy has been developing emission-free drones since 2016 for urgent medical transport, supporting emergency services and nature protection. The company’s flagship aircraft, the Aera, is an autonomous fixed-wing eVTOL drone designed for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions.

Brad Hayden, Founder and CEO of Robotic Skies, said: “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.

“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 Centers across 50 countries.

Robotic Skies’ proprietary system combines expertise in unmanned aircraft systems and traditional aviation maintenance methodology to provide affordable turnkey field service programs.

Hayden was a recent guest on the eVTOL Insights Podcast, where he talked more about Robotic Skies and the impact it can have on the commercial drone and eVTOL market.

Patrique Zaman, Founder and CEO 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.

“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.”