Avy, in collaboration with the ambitious drone operator Delivrone, successfully conducted BVLOS flights as part of a demo to showcase the feasibility of drone medical delivery in France. This collaboration between Delivrone and Avy, with their shared vision of revolutionizing healthcare logistics, marks a significant step towards creating a meaningful impact in the industry.On May 9th and 10th Avy teamed up with Delivrone to conduct several successful BVLOS flights over sea as part of a demo. The goal here was to demonstrate to the French healthcare providers that drone medical delivery is possible.
With Delivrone being the official operator they were in charge of getting the approval for the flights. Avy offered the necessary support and on the day of the operation, acted as flight crew. Our two pilots, Sabrina and Josephine, successfully conducted the flight missions in France.
The flights in France where an exciting experience for Avy Aera and Avy Flight Crew. First of all, a flight in another country requires extra attention to safety measures, local rules, and environmental differences. Specifically, this flight had a peculiar configuration in terms of terrain. Avy Aera took off to 50 meter Above Takeoff point altitude (ATO), which is 150 meter Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL). Then we transitioned to fixed wing mode, flew out over the cliff and dropped to 30 meters below takeoff altitude. This means we were flying at -30 meter ATO and 70 meter AMSL). After flying several kilometers BVLOS out at sea, Aera climbed back to 50 meters ATO, transitioned into multi copter mode and landed.
Building a Path to Impact
The flights will serve as steps in the process of getting additional and yet more complex operational approvals from the National Aviation Authorities. The French start-up, Delivrone, is a drone operator that aims to revolutionize healthcare logistics by drone delivery. With this shared common vision, Avy and Delivrone started a collaboration to put together their expertise, resources, and determination to create a significant impact.