BVLOS Medical Drone Delivery Could Be Lifesaving in Greek Islands
A new project demonstrates the lifesaving possibilities of BVLOS medical drone delivery in Greece.
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian J. McNabb
A partnership between the Quest Group, (ACS and Uni Systems), together with the Pleiades IoT Innovation Cluster and PROBOTEK, announced that they had successfully transported pharmaceuticals and medical supplies from the island of Kos, in the Greek Dodecanese archipelago, to the nearby, but poorly connected, island of Pserimos, in an important step forward for BVLOS drone operations in Greece and the broader EU.
After receiving their license from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, the consortium’s Swiss-made cargo drone, which had a wingspan of over 3m, flew the 12km from Tigkaki, Kos, to Pserimos, with pilots standing by at both ends of the trip. The 9-minute long flight was carefully monitored for safety as the UAV made its way to the remote island, which is not directly connected to the mainland by any transport, instead…