The Nuuva V300 is a long-range UAV for logistics and aerial cargo delivery of medical supplies.
The Nuuva V300 is a long range UAV for logistics and cargo delivery solutions, under development by Pipistrel projected to be released in 2023. This product is equipped with 8 independent electric engines and batteries. It is designed to be easily loaded by the front nose of the fuselage with the width of a standard euro-pallet.
This product is currently distributed in 5 continents; Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America
No prices have been given yet, but the company is planning for the V300 to enter service during the second half of 2023.
The principal unmanned medical transport devices manufacturer per region are Zipline, Wings for Aid, Mamabird and Drones for Development Dr.One in the African countries; Ambulance Drone, Matternet M2 And Vayu Drones in the European and American countries; within others.
Logistics and transportation companies, government, or humanitarian organizations.
This product is manufactured by Honeywell Aerospace.
This product can be obtained by directly contacting Pipistrel or by contacting the official dealer per region.
15 units have been ordered by Lobo Leasing after the agreement within this organization and Pipistrel.
A list of known products/services the device can deliver
Maximum distance the transport device can travel from its origin
The front nose section of the fuselage is designed to lift, creating a loading opening the width of one euro-pallet (EPAL). Inside the Nuuva V300 a maximum 3 Pallets or a payload of 300 kg can be loaded and transported. The flight control system provided by Honeywell provides the aircraft with an autonomous flight planning control. The aircraft is equipped with 8 batteries and a hybrid-electric powertrain. This specification allows the aircraft to travel up to 300 km at its max. capacity.
Fig. 1. Aircraft 3D Modelling
Source: Pipistrel Website
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The product includes a 24 months/100 hours warranty.
Designer specified performance targets include: fully autonomous flight, 10 times lower operation cost than helicopters, simple dispatch and operation. It is specified to support up to 300 kg in a 3 m2 compartment and can travel 300 km with this capacity.
Potential hazards lie in the autonomous control system. The safety feature it includes is remote monitoring by an operator on the ground. Engines or battery failure are backed by certification of these crucial parts.
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Tambi, Y., 2019, “Exergy-Gravimetric Design Approach to Determine Optimal Fuel Cell – Battery Hybrid Powerplant Configuration for All-Electric 2-Seater Aircraft: Hybrid Powerplant Design for Pipistrel Alpha-H2.”
The manufacturer holds the following certifications: approval certificate SLO.DOA.002, design organization approval certificate EASA.21J.524, production organization approval certificate CAA-P-03, production organization approval certificate part 21G:SI.21G.0002, Maintenance organization approval certificate SI.145.27, repair station certificate URSCL-RSC-06, civil aviation authority of the UK, Bureau Veritas certification ISO 9001.
Digital Model Video: Nuuva v300
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