Medical Drone Delivery in US: Wingcopter and Spright
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has announced a new commercial agreement with Air Methods subsidiary Spright. The agreement, worth more than US $16 million, will see Spright acquire a large fleet of Wingcopter’s new flagship delivery drone, the Wingcopter 198, in order to meet the increasing demand for medical drone delivery solutions across the country. The deal establishes Wingcopter as the exclusive provider of fixed wing eVTOL delivery drone technology to Spright for operations in the United States. Meanwhile, Spright will become the sole provider of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) for the Wingcopter 198 to US-based third parties.
Launched in 2020 as the new drone division of air medical service provider Air Methods, Spright serves to improve healthcare access across the US by building a drone-based, healthcare-specific delivery…