Andy Osantowske

“It’s serious business playing in the national airspace system. Andwe need to make sure that we’re building robust vehicles. I havemany redundancies and safeguards in them, as well as ensuring thatwe’re maintaining and inspecting them properly.”

Andy Osantowske

THis Week’s Key Question

“Where do Commercial UAS Operators Go for UAV Service and Repair?”

This Week’s Guests

Andy Osantowske is Director of Operations for Robotic Skies, the only global network of certified UAS maintenance centers.  Robotic Skies offers comprehensive turnkey field service programs designed to keep UAS flying safely, efficiently and affordably around the world. Founded in 2014, the company has more than 200 independently owned and operated repair stations in more than 40 countries.  The network provides maintenance, repair, operations and support services for commercial UAS.  Before joining Robotic Skies, Andy gained experience in the integration of UAS into the national air space. First, as a subject matter expert on air traffic for Evans Incorporated, a contractor to the FAA, then as a member of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization team that worked on the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability  or LAANC for Part 107 operations. He holds a private pilot license, remote pilot license, and aircraft dispatcher license.

What We Learn

Andy introduced us to Robotic Skies more than a year ago in a Drone Radio Show Podcast.  Today, he returns to give us an update the company’s UAS maintenance and repair service, some interesting partnerships and an outlook on the UAS service sector.

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