Medifly Hamburg

Medical air transport service with unmanned aircraft

About the project

Unmanned aircraft systems offer added value in many areas. The “Medifly Hamburg” project explores how unmanned aircraft systems can be employed for the transport of medical samples. Can flights be safely conducted in urban airspace? And do unmanned aircraft offer a significant reduction in transport time as compared to driving ambulances through urban road traffic?

Project partners

The ZAL Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung in Hamburg is the leading platform for technological research and development in civil aviation. Over thirty research partners from industry and science work here on the integration and industrialization of innovative aviation technologies.
Together, they make an important contribution to strengthening the world’s third largest civil aviation site,true to the principle: Future. Created in Hamburg.

FlyNex is the leading digital solutions provider for commercial drone operations with offices in Leipzig, Hamburg and San Francisco. Be it for surveying or for the inspection of buildings, bridges and energy networks.
From planning, to flying, to analysis of acquired data, companies and pilots can use the cloud applications to control and document their drone projects.

GLVI is the leading provider of software components and algorithms for real-time conflict detection and resolution in manned and unmanned aviation.
Under the label “UrbanATM” GLVI is working on integrating unmanned aircraft into urban airspaces on a grand scale to facilitate the evolution of urban air traffic.

With some 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organization, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees. Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear.
Since 2016, LHT has also been developing services for the UAS industry.

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