Key learnings of Cargo Drone mission for UN in Dominican Republic – Presented by Barry Koperberg, Wings for Aid, at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which will take place on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Together with DLR, Wings for Aid has run a 2-week Cargo Drone mission program for the World Food Program in the Dominican Republic. During the mission, we have simulated ‘last-mile’ delivery problems and have bridged them by the use of a 20kg delivery box and an unmanned helicopter. During the presentation, we will share key learnings on logistics, flight permits, stakeholder reactions and the like. We look forward to an interactive session to gain new insights ourselves and decide on new pilot projects with partners.
About Barry Koperberg
Barry Koperberg (MBA) is a Dutch consultant specialised in cooperative innovation. He is founder and General Manager of the Wings for Aid foundation.
About Wings for Aid
The Wings for Aid foundation aims to help humanitarian aid organisations to bridge ‘the last mile’ by the use of UAV/drone technology. At the hart of the service concept, there are fixed wing drones in combination with carton delivery boxes of 20kg. Currently, various sub-systems are tested in the field do get to world-wide implementation in the coming years. Wings for Aid has won an iF public value award in 2016, was amongst the top-10 innovators of USAID in 2017 and was granted a Sprint Project with the World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator in 2018.
About Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference
This 7th edition of the conference will take place on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Scope: The Conference aims to bring together manufacturers, operators, knowledge institutes, consultants and government organizations active in the upcoming field of unmanned cargo aircraft.
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) are a relatively new phenomenon; the first UCA service is to be started in Kenya this year. UCA offer the potential to transport loads of 1 to 10 tons or more over both short and long distances, on routes that are unfeasible or uneconomical for other modes of transport.
During the conference, internationally renowned speakers will introduce UCA development projects and potential applications.
Topics to be covered are:
UCA business models: how to earn money with UCA?
UCA configurations: what could – and should – UCA look like?
Regulation: where are UCA allowed to fly, and under which conditions?
Societal benefits: what can UCA contribute to economic and social development?
Industrial participation: how can UCA contribute to innovation and what opportunities do they generate for new enterprises?
Target group: Shippers | Carriers | Harbour authorities | Research institutions | Military | Ship manufacturers | System Integrators | ICT suppliers | Logistic service suppliers | Entrepreneurs | Investors | Airports | Governmental Institutions | Cargo Companies | Fulfilment companies | Retailers | E-tailers | Consultants
It is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with this pioneering community of unmanned cargo researchers, engineers, business developers and end-users.