Medifly Hamburg

Medical air transport service with unmanned aircraft

About the project

Unmanned aircraft provide true added value in many sectors. In the scope of project “Medifly Hamburg” researchers concern themselves with the question of how to use unmanned aircraft for the transport of medical goods. Can transport duration be reduced compared to transport by ambulance emergency vehicle? Can unmanned flights be safely integrated into existing urban air traffic?

Project partners

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.

The Ministry of Economy and Innovation strengthens Hamburg as a business location. The Ministry’s objectives are economic growth and technological progress. It therefore furthers seminal sectors and clusters and supports research and development.

The Ministry was instrumental in the formation of “Windrove”, the Hamburg drone network, which was government-funded 2017 by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Since 2018 Hamburg is European model region for urban air mobility.

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.

Hamburg Aviation is the aviation industry cluster for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Companies, universities, associations, the economic authority and other partners have come together, dedicated to advancing the city as an aviation location.

In the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, Airbus and Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg Airport, more than 300 small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as a variety of scientific and technological institutions cover the complete life cycle of an aircraft.

With more than 550 member companies and institutions from the Hamburg metropolitan region, the public-private partnership is the largest location network in the logistics industry in Europe. The network is made up of: logistics service providers, industry & trade, research & development, start-ups, numerous public institutions and industry-related companies. LIHH initiates, manages, and facilitates innovative projects, and creates momentum for the logistics sector in and around Hamburg.

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.

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.

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