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VTOL drone-out-of-the box Solution

We explore how VTOL drones are being used by first responders and shed light on how operations can become autonomous when paired up with a drone station.

First responder organisations are relying on drones to enhance their response capabilities and execute their missions more efficiently, to reduce the number of casualties and keep first responders safe. Drones help with mobilising teams, giving them eyes on a situation very quickly while using less manpower and reducing risk to responders and the public. 

Long-range drones in particular, can perform Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) missions. These cover vast terrains to find missing persons, monitor and inspect incidents, or areas affected by natural disasters, as well as assess the damage and number of possible casualties. This huge increase in real-time information for situational awareness can help responders to make split decisions based on the data and help to save lives.

Drone-in-a-box solution for first responders 

You may have heard of drone out-of-the-box solutions for multicopter drones but have you ever seen a VTOL drone out-of-a-box solution? Didn’t think so. At Avy we tend to think things outside the box, which has resulted in the Avy Aera VTOL drone having her own drone station - the Avy Dock. The concept behind it is simple: enable autonomous operations. Having a drone station ensures safety during operations as it will have a landing site and increase ease of use for the operator. 

Being a manufacturer of VTOL drones with a mission of doing good, Avy wants to help everywhere we can, save lives and make a positive impact. With its modular payload, the Avy Aera VTOL drone is suitable for many applications, and the Avy Dock is one of the building blocks being put in place towards developing the Avy Drone Response Network.

The Avy Aera, equipped with a thermal imaging gimbal camera, is being used by our partners of the Dutch fire service, to detect early signs of wildfires. We are exploring how much more efficient an operation becomes with the docking station, enabling the drone to detect a wildfire as quickly as possible, assessing the situation and providing real-time data for firefighters. 


Benefits: 

  • Instant deployment
  • Autonomous operations
  • Enables remote operations
  • Weatherproof
  • Centralisation
  • Eliminate all assembly of the drone
  • Viable business case 

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