A brand new challenge demonstrates the lifesaving prospects of BVLOS medical drone supply in Greece.
by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian J. McNabb
A partnership between the Quest Group, (ACS and Uni Methods), along with the Pleiades IoT Innovation Cluster and PROBOTEK, introduced that they’d efficiently transported prescribed drugs and medical provides from the island of Kos, within the Greek Dodecanese archipelago, to the close by, however poorly linked, island of Pserimos, in an essential step ahead for BVLOS drone operations in Greece and the broader EU.
After receiving their license from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, the consortium’s Swiss-made cargo drone, which had a wingspan of over 3m, flew the 12km from Tigkaki, Kos, to Pserimos, with pilots standing by at each ends of the journey. The 9-minute lengthy flight was rigorously monitored for security because the UAV made its strategy to the distant island, which isn’t instantly linked to the mainland by any transport, as a substitute being reliant on neighboring islands nearer to Athens.
This flight was among the many first in Greece to make the most of the EU’s new U-Area protocols, and alerts additional integration of UAVs into the broader transport community of Greece, which is presently closely reliant on maritime autos like ferries and cargo boats. The brand new challenge was assisted by Drops Good Hubs, who helped facilitate the logistics of takeoff and touchdown.
Apostolos Georgantzis, CEO of Quest Group and President and CEO of ACS, said: “We’re significantly happy concerning the new transport route, which we’re opening as we speak, trying to considerably change the day by day lives of the border islands’ residents. The primary licensed BVLOS pilot flight for the transportation of medical tools in a distant space is now a actuality, as soon as once more highlighting our market management. We’re additionally more than happy to exhibit as soon as extra that innovation is at our enterprise core, supporting sustainable improvement and a greater future for Greece.”
Extra on the challenge, together with video, is accessible right here.
Ian McNabb is a employees author primarily based in Boston, MA. His pursuits embody geopolitics, rising applied sciences, environmental sustainability, and Boston School sports activities.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, an expert drone providers market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone trade and the regulatory setting for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles centered on the industrial drone house and is a global speaker and acknowledged determine within the trade. Miriam has a level from the College of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising and marketing for brand spanking new applied sciences.
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