Inspection and Maintenance is Key to Drone Safety

Robotic Skies provides certification and maintenance services for commercial drones.
The recent sUAS NPRM from the FAA along with the proposed updates for current Section 333 exemption holders, will likely result in a surge in commercial sUAS. As for the UAS themselves, the NPRM or section 333 exemptions do not propose any requirements for airworthiness or for inspections by a certificated repairman. As a manned and unmanned aviation maintenance professional, I was initially taken aback by this. However, the commercial marketplace (including drone insurance policies) will likely set standards that are more stringent than any regulations would set forth – as we’ve seen in manned aviation.

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