The “Avy” ambulance drone

The “Avy” ambulance drone

The European Space Agency (ESA), the creators of the Auterion open source operating system and the University of Delft (Netherlands) have jointly created Avy, a drone for medical equipment deliveries. The electric aircraft was unveiled during Amsterdam UAV Week, December 4-6. It offers both the advantages of traditional stand-alone aircraft and those of a flying wing,” explains Futura Tech.

The European Space Agency (ESA), the creators of the Auterion open source operating system and the University of Delft (Netherlands) have jointly created Avy, a drone for medical equipment deliveries. The electric aircraft was unveiled during Amsterdam UAV Week, December 4-6. It offers both the advantages of traditional stand-alone aircraft and those of a flying wing,” explains Futura Tech.

This multirotor drone is very manoeuvrable and easy to launch or land in difficult terrain. It can also move at high speed and over long distances, unlike many small flying machines with limited range. The technological compromise is particularly suitable for regions that are difficult to access by land.

A solution to replace helicopters

It is precisely in these types of areas that Avy proposes to bring medical equipment or emergency treatments to replace helicopters, for example, which are more massive. The machine, which weighs just over 10 kg, is less than a metre long and about 3 metres wide,” says Futura Tech. It can carry a load of more than one and a half kilos. The aircraft has been tested in real conditions in Africa during tests under difficult flying conditions.

The five-propeller drone can fly for more than an hour at 70 km/h, without being recharged. It may be able to facilitate the activity of drug delivery companies and rescue services. Avy meets European standards and can also be useful in public safety, mapping, monitoring or metering operations for environmental preservation, reports the specialist media.

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