UAV Airbus and International SOS sign MoU on drone cargo delivery systems

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Airbus and International SOS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on drone cargo delivery systems.

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Airbus and medical and security risk services company International SOS agreed on jointly study the viability of using unmanned aircraft and systems for cargo deliveries. Especially medical goods.

With the agreement, Airbus will help to develop and install systems for aerial medical cargo deliveries. The support will be made over the course of International SOS´s program MedSupply. MedSupply deploys medical equipment and medical supplies to support medical emergencies in remote locations.

Three main goals have been evaluated by the companies: to ensure safe flight operations for a hub-to-hub drone delivery service, an urban to rural and ship to shore setting, to use drones approved by aviation authorities with a higher than 5kg payload.

Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus Defence and Space said: “We hope to develop a viable business partnership where we can assist International SOS with unmanned medical cargo delivery. This means using our cutting-edge technology to potentially save lives and transform the medical and travel security industry.”

Arnaud Vaissié, CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder of International SOS added: “Bringing together the Airbus expertise in securing aerial deliveries, and our global infrastructure assisting clients worldwide, is a clear move towards a greater efficiency. We are always striving to provide our clients with excellent customer service and this innovative venture will enable us into look into furthering our capabilities and enhancing our service.”

Airbus announced, that the studies would look into both urban and rural, as well as ship to shore deliveries. The collaboration will be accomplished on safe, secure and enterprise drone delivery systems, as International SOS has already established a global operation network in the emergency evacuation and medical resupplying area.

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