Robotic Skies, Inc, a global marketplace for commercial drone maintenance services, and Carbonix, a leading Australian designer, manufacturer, and operator of unmanned aerial data capture solutions, are partnering to provide an international field support programme for customers who operate Carbonix Volanti and Domani UAVs. Carbonix UAV solutions deliver high-quality aerial images and data in real-time for various applications, including long-range surveillance and inspections of linear infrastructure in utilities, mining, and agriculture. Carbonix UAVs are well-recognised in Australia and now internationally, with system deliveries slated this year to South Africa for operations across the African continent.
“As we continue to expand our business globally, having Robotic Skies as a trusted service partner means we can direct our energy towards developing and safely deploying our UAV technology,” said Stephen Pearce, Carbonix CEO. “Our partnership with Robotic Skies positions us to offer the best post-purchase service and cultivate customer loyalty.”
Robotic Skies serves the commercial drone industry with expert maintenance, inspection, and repair services through its network of over 230 quality-controlled Service Centers across 50 countries. Robotic Skies combines expertise in traditional and next-generation aircraft maintenance to offer professional turnkey field service programs that cater to the unique needs of the emerging drone market. Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies Founder and CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to work with Carbonix and be their partner specialising in UAV maintenance and repair. We aim to make it easy for manufacturers of high-performance commercial UAVs like Carbonix to seamlessly incorporate Robotic Skies into existing workflows and efficiently build up their customer support infrastructure on a global scale.”
Hayden, who serves on the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee, added: “We recognise risk mitigation is more critical than ever for operators to meet safety and performance standards. We’re meeting that head-on with a path to standardised turnkey maintenance solutions that protect I.P. and provide a safe and reliable customer experience throughout our global service network.”
Robotic Skies recently announced its new headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The facility advances the company’s service capabilities for customers and partners like Carbonix, including logistics and secure warehousing. In addition, the location provides a testbed environment to optimise new drone maintenance solutions for deployment through the Robotic Skies Service Center network to better serve the growing Carbonix fleet.
Carbonix recently announced it raised A$6.3 million in late seed funding. The round, which was oversubscribed, includes listed Defence aerospace manufacturer Quickstep Holdings who invested A$1 million – adding a strategic dimension to the mix of individuals and small funds taking up the opportunity.