DRONAMICS, is to take part in the CAELUS project - a
consortium of partners set to revolutionise the way in which healthcare
services are delivered in Scotland. CAELUS is a consortium led by AGS Airports
that will develop and trial the UK’s first national distribution network using
drones to transport essential medicines, blood, organs, and other medical
supplies throughout Scotland.
The project launch was announced at Farnborough Airshow. DRONAMICS will be collaborating with the consortium to power time-critical medical deliveries in the middle-mile using their “Black Swan” cargo drone, capable of carrying up to 350kg at a range of up to 2,500km. The flight trials are scheduled to be completed by 2024.
Fiona Smith, AGS Airports Group Head of Aerodrome Strategy
and CAELUS Project Director, said, “The CAELUS project is set to revolutionize
the way in which healthcare services are delivered in Scotland. A drone network
can ensure critical medical supplies can be delivered more efficiently, it can
reduce waiting times for test results and, more importantly, it can provide
equity of care between urban and remote rural communities.”
Svilen Rangelov, CEO and Co-founder of DRONAMICS, said, “This is an excellent opportunity for us to kick-off operations in the UK by leveraging our authorization experience in the EU with EASA. The flight trials for NHS Scotland would also validate our ongoing product development towards delivering medical goods. We have seen that our solution could be vital for remote communities in Scotland, drastically decreasing the transit time for medical supplies.”