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Avy launches its lifesaving Avy Aera VTOL drone
Avy "drones for good" aims to use technology to save lives
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 28 November 2019 - During the Amsterdam Drone Week Avy, established in the Netherlands, will launch their life-saving Avy Aera drone on 4 December 2019. The Avy drone flies autonomously, has a 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.
Superhero of the skies
We use drone technology to have a positive impact on the world by saving lives. Avy flies autonomously and can cover long distances thanks to its wings, and can transport packages of 1.5 kilos in cold chain conditions. We took to the air because we don't want road traffic to slow us down, and we have the possibility to reach our destination in a straight line. Avy is a drones for good' company and produces 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 chose Avy because of its social objective and purpose of developing ’drones for good’. The Avy V-TOL fixed-wing drone makes taking off and landing vertically possible, without the need for infrastructure such as a runway. Its wings ensure 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 and makes it easy for communication.”
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 can make when supplying care at the right place and in the right time.