New Delhi: Skye Air Mobility, a drone delivery tech company based out of New Delhi & Bangalore, has appointed Wing Commander S Vijay (Veteran) as its Chief Operating officer (COO). Skye Air is one of the few companies in India which has received the permission to start BVLOS Drone flights as a pilot project and the company is geared up to start the trials soon. The appointment of Air Veteran will help the company to accelerate its ambitious plans of starting drone deliveries in India and his rich experience in the field of Drone technology will provide strategic leadership to Skye Air Mobility as the company eyes overseas growth opportunities in the drone sector.
Capitalizing on its core competency in drone-based delivery, Skye Air Mobility has been at the forefront of various BVLOS trials. It is also developing customized drones for healthcare and delivery use cases. The company is working to integrate drone-based deliveries into Healthcare logistics, Relief logistics, Food & E-commerce logistics, Urban and Defence logistics.
The Skye Air team is well-experienced in the field of aviation operations, design & development of drones and its commercial applications. The combined experience of the team is over 100 man-years. The company also endeavors to bring transformational change in rural and remote healthcare system by helping easy and faster access to vital medical supplies.
Vijay, who will head the Skye Air Mobility, is also a Certified Trainer in Instructional Design, Learning and Development and a Guest Faculty at Indian Institute of Drones. During the course of his career with the Indian Air Force, S Vijay was specialized in UAV operations and maintenance along with other responsibilities that involved complete life cycle management of UAV fleet.
Post his retirement from the IAF and in the last 4 years, Vijay has been guiding and Mentoring Drone & GIS Start-ups, and was consulting TQ Cert Services Private Limited (A wholly owned subsidiary of TATA Projects Ltd) on ‘Drone Certification’.
“The growth achieved by Skye Air Mobility in a short span of it coming into existence is highly impressive. Drones are the need of the hour. The potential of drones is immense, and its uses will only grow with the time. I am excited to be part of this energetic, talented and committed team” said Wg Cdr S Vijay (Retd)
On the appointment, Mr. Ankit Kumar, Board Member & Director of Skye Air Mobility said, “Vijay’s appointment is linked to a key phase for our company. After our initial successes, the company must structure itself to grow internationally and bolster its leadership. Vijay’s experience will surely be a real asset to Skye Air Mobility as our ambition is to transform, build and operate futuristic transportation solutions helping mankind achieve a better life”