Germany-United States axis for cargo drones
eVtol aircraft to transport medicines to remote areas
The use of transport drones is a growing trend in urban areas across the Atlantic. Now a start-up company in the US is launching a service to deliver drugs and medical equipment to remote areas of the country. US company Spright, which specialises in offering services with remotely controlled unmanned aircraft, has signed a contract worth 14.1 million Euros to purchase eVtol (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) cargo drones from German company Wingcopter.
"These eVtol aircraft offer the level of maturity required to meet the complex and diverse needs of the US healthcare market. We are confident that our combined strengths will provide innovative and time-saving solutions for our customers", commented US company president Joseph Resnik.
The electric 198 cargo drone can carry up to three packages with a total weight of 6 kilograms and up to 110 kilometres at a speed of approximately 150 kilometres per hour. The two companies will explain the details of their collaboration at the Manifest conference in Las Vegas from 25 to 27 January 2022.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency