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Created on October 8, 2018

Wings for Aid

Unmanned cargo aircraft prototype to bring humanitarian aid to remote areas

Developed By
  1. Wings for Aid
Tested By
  • United Nations (UN) World Food Program (WFP)
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

Unmanned cargo aircraft prototype to bring humanitarian aid to remote areas. It can be used for disaster relief, but also for the scheduled delivery of medicines.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Technology: ESA incubates AvioniCS and Selfly Industrial design: VanBerlo  Last mile in medicine distribution: i+solutions Academia: technical universities of DelftEindhoven and Twente Practitioners from the Red Cross movement. Application scenarios: humanitarian aid organisations, Dutch Ministry of Defence Advisor: Price Waterhouse Coopers

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Matternet M2, Vayu Drones, and Zipline.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Unknown - Waiting for answer from manufacturer

Intellectural Property Type

Copyright

User Provision Model

Unknown - Waiting for answer from manufacturer

Distributions to Date Status

Prototype stage. Operations starting 2019.

Design Specifications

Payload: 100 kg Range: 200 km Sense-and-avoid systems Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL)

Product Schematics

Technical Support

N/A

Replacement Components

N/A

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

N/A

Vetted Performance Status

N/A

Safety

Unknown

Complementary Technical Systems

Sense-and-avoid systems on board

Academic Research and References

  1. Haidari, L. A., Brown, S. T., Ferguson, M., Bancroft, E., Spiker, M., Wilcox, A., … & Lee, B. Y. (2016). The economic and operational value of using drones to transport vaccines. Vaccine34(34), 4062-4067.
  2. Dauer, J. C., Lorenz, S., & Dittrich, J. S. (2016). Automated Low Altitude Air Delivery. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft-und Raumfahrt-Lilienthal-Oberth eV.
  3. WÜRBEL, H. Framework for the evaluation of cost-effectiveness of drone use for the last-mile delivery of vaccines.
  4. Henshaw, M., & van Barneveld, J. (2016). CPS for community security and safety. European Parliament.
  5. Collins, M. P. (2017). THE FUTURE MARKET FOR LARGE UNMANNED CARGO AIRCRAFT IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM (Doctoral dissertation, Lewis University).

Magazine About, “Unmanned aid for humans“, 2018

Compliance with regulations

Unknown - Waiting for answer from manufacturer

Evaluation methods

Unknown - Waiting for answer from manufacturer

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