Based out of Amsterdam, Avy develops and operates self-flying wing drones (UAS) for health and medical deliveries and wildlife conservation. In the latest development, Avy will launch its lifesaving wing drones at the Amsterdam Drone Week (4-6 December), along with live demonstrations and a keynote by Patrique, the founder. It’s worth mentioning that Avy will be available on stand 10.306.
Take off vertically and fly horizontally!
This Dutch startup builds wing drones, which means a combination of a drone and an aeroplane that can take off vertically and fly horizontally. It is designed specifically for applications like first response operations, medical deliveries, nature conservation purposes, and search & rescue.
Mr. Patrique Zaman, founder of Avy:
“We use drone technology to have a positive impact on the world by saving lives. Avy flies autonomously and can cover long distances thanks to its wings, and can transport packages of 1.5 kilos in cold chain conditions.
Cover up to 70km in 1 hour!
Moving on, the Avy drone flies autonomously has one hour flight time and can cover up to an impressive 70 kilometers. Notably, the wing drone will be used in the Medical Drone Service pilot project, which was launched earlier this week.
For your information, the Medical Drone Service will investigate the safe and reliable transport of blood products and medicines between blood banks and hospitals over the next three years.
Compliant with EASA regulations!
The modular payload bay can be adjusted and is easily exchangeable to transport different medical goods. The aircraft is designed for BVLOS flights in European airspace, resulting in a premium aircraft that is compliant with the new EASA regulations.
“We took to the air because we don’t want road traffic to slow us down, and we have the possibility to reach our destination in a straight line. Avy is a ‘wing drones for good’ company and produces zero emissions. You may call it the superhero of this new technological era.”
Medical Drone Service
Under this initiative, the consortium, including initiators ANWB Medical Air Assistance, PostNL, together with medical partners Erasmus MC and Sanquin, and technology partners KPN along with Avy is investigating on how drones can be used.
Mrs. Petra van Saaze, Director of ANWB Medical Air Assistance (MAA):
“Medical Drone Service has chosen Avy because of Avy’s experience in Africa. Medical Drones Service and ANWB chose Avy because of its social objective and purpose of developing’ drones for good.’ The Avy V-TOL wing drone makes taking off and landing vertically possible, without the need for infrastructure such as a runway. Its wings ensure that relatively long distances can be covered, which is in line with the plans for delivering medical goods. In addition, Avy presents a wonderful Dutch product. It works very well together with local suppliers and makes it easy for communication.”
Main image credits: Avy
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