Boeing invests in UAS services provider Robotic Skies

CHICAGO. Boeing has announced its investment in Robotic Skies (Alburquerque, New Mexico), a services provider that connects manufacturers and operators of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with a global network of more than 170 civil aviation authority-certified repair stations.

Leading this funding round was Boeing venture-capital arm HorizonX Ventures, with additional input from Thayer Ventures, Sun Mountain Capital and KickStart Seed Fund. This most recent investment adds to a previously announced deal with Robotic Skies, Boeing Global Services, and its subsidiaries Aviall and Jeppesen to provide enhanced commercial UAS services.

Brian Schettler, managing director for Boeing HorizonX Ventures, said of the agreement: "With safety as a cornerstone, we are shaping a robust operational ecosystem for on-demand mobility that supports the future of aircraft, air vehicles, and autonomous systems."