Wings For Aid was founded by Dutch entrepreneur and innovator Mr. Barry Koperberg in 2014. The goal: to develop and deliver a scalable and reliable delivery system based on proven cargo-drone technology that makes micro-distribution possible anywhere, while reducing operational costs, mitigating risks and maximizing operational efficiency.
Wings For Aid partners with a variety of experts who approach the “last-mile problem” from all required angles and scientific perspectives, including global logistics, aerospace design, packaging, international aviation law, and remote-control systems. In this community, creative ideas and concepts are challenged, fine-tuned and put to action and products.
Our current test aircraft is capable of carrying six self-landing boxes at a speed of 200 km per hour and dropping them within ranges of 250 km, one by one, with pinpoint accuracy.
The aircraft we are to introduce in 2020 can distribute one ton of cargo each day. Programmed to fly in squads of five, it will be able to provide thousands of people with all supplies they need to survive.
A SELF-LANDING DELIVERY BOX
Central to our solution is a patented delivery box. It is designed to land itself in an upright position when dropped from 50-500 meters and absorb the landing impact – without a parachute. Made out of biodegradable cardboard, the box can be mass-produced likeany ordinary cardboard box. Each box is to safely deliver a 20-kg payload of food, water or any other life-saving commodities
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