Avision Begins No-Contact Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies in Silicon Valley

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In an effort to help residents get back to normal life, Avision is enabling commercial drone pilots to safely distribute needed medical supplies and lightweight essentials goods. Avision airspace and flight management system powers no-contact automated drone delivery.

Over the last few weeks, Avision has been working with drone pilots in San Mateo county in testing contactless delivery of face masks and other essential items. While many states have issued mandatory facial protection policies and acquiring critical supplies can create undue risk, the company is helping residents cope with the crisis and comply with government regulations.

Delivery operations are conducted under FAA Part 107 regulations by certified remote pilots. Mission planning, airspace authorization, and flight execution are managed by the Avision App. The off-the-shelf drone is fitted with an air drop system, while release control is programmed into the Avision flight platform. The drone takes off from a predefined location via an automated waypoint mission, flies to the front or back yard, lowers into the marked location, automatically releases the package, and returns to the launch base via the same flight path.

“Avision demonstrates a fully integrated out-of-the-box solution for last-mile logistics. For additional safety and operational visibility, we utilize Avision UTM. UTM technology will unlock the ability to more readily launch complex drone operations including beyond visual line of sight. Seeing the system in action, I am excited about the potential of autonomous drone delivery, even if we start with small lightweight goods” - says Stan Khlevner, CEO of Dive Delivery and FAA certified remote pilot.

“Today, we announce a major platform update for professional pilots - a new method of automated delivery with integrated air drop capabilities. Avision iOS and Android App updates are being rolled out to the marketplace. We are excited to support our communities and welcome FAA certified Part 107 pilots to create an account on the Avision website and take advantage of the offering” - says Jim Broniec, VP Business Development at Avision.

About Avision:

Avision is a leading provider of airspace and flight management technology for the global drone industry. The company is an FAA approved USS (UAS service supplier) for LAANC (low altitude authorization and notification capability) powering real-time digital flight authorizations in controlled airspace. In partnership with NASA, Avision UTM (unmanned traffic management) system enables advanced air mobility. The company is backed by 500 Startups and based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information visit http://www.avision.io

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