The Netherlands-based developer of drones Avy will join a test of carrying medical products by drone in Scotland. An overall of fourteen celebrations take part in the pilot project. The job is supported by the British government. The initial test flights must take place in the second half of 2021.


The CAELUS (Care & Equity– Healthcare Logistics UAS Scotland) task officially started on 1 December in 2014 as well as has a period of 18 months. The goal is to “reinvent the means medical items are moved.” The task companions intend to achieve this by setting up a clinical drone network that links health centers, labs and also warehouse.

The benefit of drone shipment is that emergency medical materials such as donor blood, organs as well as blood samples can be given the location faster, particularly where remote areas are concerned. Consequently, for instance, results of lab tests can be gotten quicker. Another benefit is that access to treatment can be much better dispersed in between the city and also the countryside.


Among the primary issues worries the risk-free combination of unmanned air web traffic into the existing airspace. The job partners intend to achieve this by developing shielded ‘motorways’ for drones. Another concern concerns billing the distribution drones. In the end, 20 hubs have to be spread out throughout Scotland, between which dozens of drones fly back as well as forth daily.

As component of the project, study is being conducted right into the need under which problems sensitive clinical material such as donor body organs can be flown by drones. One more concern worries the integration of sense and also stay clear of innovation for self-governing flying drones that fly out of the driver’s sight. Therefore, events such as the British air traffic control service NATS, the University of Strathclyde, uAvionix and AGS Airports are likewise entailed.

An additional crucial component of the pilot task concerns social acceptance, especially in the locations of safety, noise annoyance as well as aesthetic disruption.

Avy Aera

Amongst the participants are two developers of drones: Dronamics and the Dutch company Avy. The latter firm has developed the Avy Aera, a VTOL fixed-wing drone specifically intended for running cross country flights.

Avy is additionally a partner of the Dutch job Medical Drone Service, which must also result in using drones for emergency medical transportations. For this task, pilot flights will certainly quickly be created the first time with the Avy Aera between 2 medical facilities in Zwolle and also Meppel.