Avy ‘Wing drones for good’ aims to use technology to save lives
During the Amsterdam Drone Week Avy, established in the Netherlands, will launch their life-saving Avy wing drone on 4 December 2019. The Avy drone flies autonomously has one hour flight time and can cover up to 70 kilometres. The aircraft will be used, amongst other things, in the Medical Drone Service pilot project, launched earlier this week. The Medical Drone Service will investigate safe and reliable transport of blood products and medicines between blood banks and hospitals over the next three years.
Super Hero of the Skies
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 will cover longer distances thanks to its wings and can transport (cooled) packages of 1.5 kilos. We took to the air because now road traffic will not slow us down, and we can also reach our destination in a straight line. Avy is a ‘wing drones for good’ company and will produce zero emissions. You may just call it the superhero of this new technological era.”
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 found on another in the social objective of Avy ‘drones for good’. The Avy V-TOL wing drone makes taking off and landing vertically possible, so that these manoeuvres can take place on a limited area. The large wing ensures 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 as well as the lines of communication being short.”
Medical Drone Service
Under the name Medical Drone Service, initiators ANWB Medical Air Assistance (Dutch Air Ambulance) and PostNL (Dutch Postal and Parcel service) together with medical partners Erasmus MC and Sanquin, and technology partners KPN and Avy are investigating how drones can be used, e.g. for delivering blood, medicines and diagnostic samples to patients and care locations. The aim is to investigate what contribution drones will make in supplying care at the right place and the right time.
Avy is a ‘wing drones for good’ company. Avy pioneers in innovative aircraft technology for the transition to sustainable aviation and focusing on life-saving missions. Avy builds wing drones, which means a combination of a drone and an aeroplane that can take off vertically and fly horizontally thus enabling beyond visual lines of sight delivery. Avy drones are used for good applications such as first response operations, medical deliveries, nature conservation purposes and search & rescue.