Wingcopter and Siemens Healthineers partner up for lab sample deliveries in Africa

First integrated drone delivery solution for laboratory samples and medical supplies in Africa

  • Siemens Healthineers to collaborate with German drone manufacturer and service provider Wingcopter to pilot an integrated drone delivery solution for healthcare facilities throughout Africa
  • 2-way delivery system transporting blood samples, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals to improve access to sample analysis, accelerate diagnosis and allow faster treatment for rural communities

Dubai (UAE), Weiterstadt (GER), Siemens Healthineers Middle East, Southern & Eastern Africa and Wingcopter GmbH have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and roll out an integrated drone delivery solution to transport various laboratory diagnostics materials as well as other medical supplies in Africa. The combination of Siemens Healthineers’ Laboratory Diagnostics testing capabilities and Wingcopter’s drone delivery services will provide improved diagnostics and faster treatment. The solution will adopt the latest in digital technology provided by Siemens Healthineers and Wingcopter from highly automated drone delivery to Laboratory Information Systems which will accurately track and report results directly to the patients. 

Ole Maloy, Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers Middle East, Southern & Eastern Africa, said, “At Siemens Healthineers, we are committed to providing access to care for everyone. Our partnership with Wingcopter will look to bridge the existing gaps in healthcare infrastructure, providing equitable and affordable access to diagnostic testing and medical supplies.” 

The utilization of Wingcopter’s delivery drones interconnected with Siemens Healthineers’ laboratory diagnostics facilities will allow for quick and automated 2-way delivery of samples, medicine and other medical products. The battery-powered drones will be operated by Wingcopter, covering a range of 75 kilometers while maintaining the cold chain at all times. These sustainable and efficient drone delivery networks will allow for the centralization of sample testing and medical consumables distribution, resulting in improved access to diagnosis, faster turnaround time, increased efficiency and reduction in costs. 

Tom Plümmer, CEO and Co-founder of Wingcopter GmbH comments, “We are convinced that we have found the perfect partner for our bold ambitions to improve and save the lives of millions of people on the African continent and beyond. Partnering with Siemens Healthineers will bring us a big step closer to the goal we are working tirelessly towards: to make a real social impact worldwide for those who need it most through fast, reliable and sustainable drone delivery networks in the sky.”

Roughly half of the world’s population still lack access to essential health services such as timely diagnostic services, according to a report from the World Bank and WHO. While accessibility for diagnostic testing will increase, the drone delivery solution will also have a positive impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, from access to health, to potential reductions in carbon footprint and the risk of road accidents, to capacity building on drone operations. Wingcopter intends to train and upskill local young people, creating jobs and perspectives in the fast-growing drone industry. In doing so, Wingcopter is following the company’s approach in Malawi, where operations are run by an all-local, majority-female crew. 

The exact time and place of the first deployment of drone-based lab sample deliveries will be announced in due time. 

Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) pioneers breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers and its regional companies are continuously developing their product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company’s foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in-vivo diagnostics, and innovative cancer care. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers’ ability to provide high-quality, efficient care. In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Healthineers, which has approximately 69,500 employees worldwide, generated revenue of around €21.7 billion and adjusted EBIT of almost €3.7 billion. Further information is available at

Wingcopter is a German manufacturer of unmanned, all-electric delivery drones and provider of drone delivery services, specializing in enhancing medical supply chains and the logistics of urgently needed goods. The 150-strong team is dedicated to improving and saving lives worldwide through meaningful commercial and humanitarian applications. Wingcopter is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and Global Innovator.

Thanks to its patented tilt-rotor mechanism and proprietary software algorithms, the Wingcopter 198 can take off and land vertically like a multicopter, while flying long distances as efficiently and quickly as a fixed-wing aircraft, even in rain and wind. 

Wingcopter’s investors include the European Investment Bank, REWE Group, Salvia, XAI technologies, Xplorer Capital, Futury Capital, ITOCHU, DRONE FUND, SYNERJET, Expa, Hessen Kapital III, and Corecam Capital Partners. 

Dronanamics Black Swan first flight recap

Exactly a week ago, Dronamics made history when the full-scale Black Swan, our one-of-a-kind cargo drone, successfully completed its first flight. It’s taken nearly nine years from napkin design to proof of concept, paving the way for the future of cargo deliveries. This remarkable milestone marks the dawn of a new era in logistics.

Thank you to everyone who has supported and followed us throughout this remarkable journey.

How it started: A tale of two brothers, a block of cheese and a vision to do things differently 

It’s undeniable that aviation and brotherhood have something in common. 240 years ago the Montgolfier brothers pioneered hot air ballooning and 120 years ago the Wright brothers proved aviation can work. The story of Dronamics also starts with two brothers, with remarkable vision and drive. 

Konstantin and Svilen Rangelov, the sibling co-Founders of Dronamics, embarked on their groundbreaking journey almost by chance. Konstantin, who was studying aerospace engineering in the Netherlands, kept asking Svilen to bring him his favourite cheese from back home as shipping it by air was too expensive and by road, too slow. This sparked a conversation between the two brothers that would ultimately lead to their light bulb moment.

Svilen, with his entrepreneurial spirit and an economist’s perspective, challenged Konstantin to find a solution himself. How could goods, whether it be a piece of cheese, a crucial piece of equipment or medicines be swiftly transported across continents in the most optimal way?

Nowadays, Dronamics spans a multinational team of over 150 individuals from 12 different nationalities with backgrounds in aviation, aerospace, logistics, tech, and supply chains. Together, we have achieved another first in aviation, and most importantly, demonstrated what the future of deliveries could look like. 

Sentera’s Pitot Tube Awarded Patent

Sentera, the industry-leading provider of ag analytics, today announced that it has been awarded a patent for its innovative pitot tube assembly, which is used on its fixed-wing drone, the PHX.

Pitot tubes are common within the aviation industry, including unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs). The rigid design of many of these do not lend well to the role of UAVs, particularly within agriculture where missions take place in fields. Landings may take place in areas that damage traditional pitot tubes, due to their placement and rigidity.

“In designing our pitot tube, we focused on creating an assembly that brings a flexible design together with durability and usability,” said Matt Skelton, aerospace engineer, Sentera. “Our patented pitot tube technology was designed with our customer in mind – ensuring that the design doesn’t impede airspeed measurements while making it easy to calibrate, replace, and repair so not to constrain our pilots during their busiest times of the year.”

While it can be used for any UAV, Sentera’s pitot tube was designed for the PHX. As the leading fixed-wing drone on the market for agricultural mapping and imaging applications, the PHX can capture acreage three times faster than multirotor drones. In doing so, it empowers users to scout full fields with complete visibility across acreage. And, when paired with Sentera’s Double 4K, generate insights like Stand Count, Crop Health, and Tassel Count.

“We’re excited to continue to drive innovation ahead for the UAV agricultural market,” said Skelton. “Because of the unique challenges that pilots in our industry face, we are committed to continuing to extend the usability of the PHX to help our customers maximize every season.”

For more information about the pitot tube and the Sentera PHX, visit

About Sentera

Sentera helps agronomic leaders maximize every season as the industry-leading provider of ag analytics. With its data science ecosystem, powered by machine learning, Sentera delivers more reliable and scalable plant-level measurements to maximize performance outcomes, which can be informed by aerial imagery captured by Sentera’s drone technology solutions or services. Operating in more than 45 countries, Sentera works with hundreds of customers focused on research, product development, and in-field product validation. For more information, visit  

Get Ready To See ATLAS At The Paris Air Show 2023

At this year’s Paris Air Show, look for more information about ATLAS’ newest products and offerings from the 19th through to the 25th of June at its official booth, located at Hall 4 – F4.

At Europe’s premier trade show for the worldwide aviation industry, organized by the SIAE, visitors can see the major industry players from all over the world who design modern products around the latest technological innovations, and companies like ATLAS.

ATLAS is a next-generation aerospace company ready to offer visitors a unique solution for whatever their specific industry or activity is, which will be sure to help complete and simplify their various tasks and objectives. Ivan Tolchinsky, CEO of ATLAS, says:

“ATLAS has oriented itself towards the future, which helps to shape new perspectives of the UAV industry and bring them to Europe’s premier trade show.”

ATLAS develops and manufactures dual-use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for professional use cases and has solved the biggest problem in the aerospace market today – high-end aerospace technology has now become affordable and cost-efficient for everyone who wants to be a part of the future, and be a force to be reckoned with in it.

The 54th International Paris Air Show will kick off on June 19th in Le Bourget. ATLAS invites you to look for our products at the show, which will run from the 19th to the 25th of June 2023.
Make sure to visit the ATLAS booth in Hall 4 – F4.

According to the official site of the Paris Air Show, the first four days of the show will be reserved for trade visitors, followed by three days open to the general public. This year’s show is expected to see more than 316,470 visitors.

Dufour Aerospace Quality Engineer

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and self-motivated Quality Engineer to become one of the founding members of the Dufour Aerospace Quality team. The position offers the opportunity to be involved with the development and launch of our leading technology hybrid tilt-wing aircraft. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of quality within the business and play a major role in establishing best practice quality and improvement processes to meet customer and regulatory requirements that will ultimately lead to product and business certification.

The Quality Engineer role will be required to work with internal and external stakeholders, notably Engineering, Production, Procurement, Suppliers and Certification bodies. An ability to operate at all levels and engage others successfully is therefore essential.

If you have the ambition to play a key part in the future of Dufour Aerospace and impact the future of aerospace this could be the role for you.


  • Provide quality support for all new product development and production activities.
  • Work with engineering and manufacturing/assembly teams to validate, mature and continually improve product and process quality.
  • Support the development and implementation of required processes and the ongoing maintenance of the Dufour Management System.
  • Complete Quality Management System/Supplier audits for purposes of assurance and approval.
  • Develop and implement quality standards, inspection/measurement systems and processes.
  • Manage Dufour, supplier and customer quality issues in conjunction with key stakeholders.
  • Support resolution of day-to-day quality problems, ensuring effective containment and problem resolution for all non-conformances.
  • Provide guidance and support across the Dufour team on all matters related to Quality & Improvement.
  • Driving continuous improvement to maximise business performance. Undertaking improvement projects, leading/coaching others in the use of improvement tools and delivery of improvement activities.



  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Quality & Improvement role ideally within aerospace or other high technology industry.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject.
  • Working knowledge and experience of operating in organisations managed under the requirements of ISO9001 or AS/EN9100.
  • Experience in performing management system and/or supplier quality audits.
  • Proven experience of dealing with complex problem solving, driving root cause and corrective/preventative actions to conclusion.
  • Thorough understanding of Quality Management and improvement methods e.g. 3C, 8D, SPC, FMEA, Error Proofing, 6 Sigma.
  • Good Technical Engineering knowledge, including ability to understand engineering drawings and standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate independently, having a high level of self-motivation, initiative, and determination to see a task through to completion.
  • Strength of character to remain resilient under pressure.
  • Confidence to represent the department and company in internal and external meetings.
  • Good language skills, fluency in both English and German.


  • Working knowledge and experience of operating in production organisations approved under the requirements EASA Part 21(G).
  • ISO Standard Certified Quality Auditor.
  • Lean Six Sigma qualified, Black or Green belt.
  • Member of a recognised professional body such as the Chartered Quality Institute.


  • The position will be primarily based in the Dübendorf facility, but travel to other Dufour sites and supplier locations will be required.
  • Compensation will be a combination of fixed salary plus share options.

Apply here

Honeywell Develops Advanced Air Mobility Industry’s First Reference Guide On Vehicle Certification

Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) have launched the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry’s first certification reference guide across key vehicle segments. Complex regulations are being developed to enable the certification and operations of crewed and uncrewed AAM vehicles designed to transport people and cargo. Until now, there had been no place these regulations had been comprehensively tracked.

Business and government leaders, engineers, media and anyone else with an interest in the future of flight can use the Honeywell State of UAS and UAM Certification Guide to help navigate and communicate the complexities of vehicle certification and operational approval across multiple vehicle segments.

“We understand the challenges that professionals working in the Advanced Air Mobility industry face as they look to navigate, track and ultimately comply with myriad developing regulations,” said Jia Xu, chief technology officer, UAM and UAS, Honeywell Aerospace. “Because Honeywell provides certifiable, mission-critical systems that make AAM vehicles fly, it’s essential that we understand the certification landscape across all AAM segments. We initially developed this certification summary table as a quick reference for our own team; however, we quickly realized that the information here can benefit the wider industry. We intend to update this document regularly to help AAM companies keep pace with regulatory development.”

Industry professionals can access this living document at the following link. The certification reference guide will summarize evolving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rules across multiple AAM segments. It will also link to source documents that AAM professionals can reference to better understand detailed certification requirements.

“The Honeywell certification reference guide can help UAS and AAM manufacturers, operators – or really anyone with an interest in the industry – to quickly get up to speed on the current certification landscape across key advanced aviation segments,” said Emily Kimball, deputy director, Commercial Drone Alliance.

The information presented in the Honeywell State of UAS and UAM Certification Guide constitutes forward-looking statements regarding the subject matter. Any forward-looking statements represent our current judgment and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. The information is provided “as-is” and without warranty.  

About Honeywell

Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information, visit or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero

Shearwater and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® are applying the power of AI to completely transform RPAS flight planning

Shearwater Aerospace and Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® today announced a strategic collaboration to reduce operator workload by automating route planning for any uncrewed aerial system using Skunk Works’ next-generation VCSi ground control station software, with Shearwater’s Smart Flight™ world-leading AI technology

The new technology will be showcased during the upcoming CANSEC show in Ottawa, Ontario, from May 31st to June 1st. The live walkthrough of the integrated product will highlight how it can be used to reduce operator workload and create more reliable routes that are considerably faster and require less energy than manually planned missions.

Shearwater’s Smart Flight™ software automatically coordinates uncrewed aerial systems and generates dynamic flight routes that avoid no-fly zones, obstacles and bad weather, while leveraging wind energy, an abundant source of free energy that until now has gone completely untapped. It is designed to function as a decision-support system for piloted operations, or as a decision-making system for fully autonomous operations.

“Our Skunk Works team in Calgary is proud to collaborate with Shearwater to incorporate their AI mission planning software into our Vehicle Control Station (VCS) ecosystem, which has provided over 2.5 million hours of operational use of uncrewed systems,” stated Michael Baker, Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® in Canada. “Smart Flight™ has the unique ability to enable goal-based planning, whereby the system automatically generates the most efficient flight routes based on operator goals. This not only reduces operator workload, but it paves the way for operators to start commanding multiple uncrewed aerial systems at the same time.”

“We’re excited to be expanding our collaboration with Skunk Works and advancing our integration with VCSi, which is already the leading ground control software today. Adding Smart Flight’s AI technology will continue to position VCSi at the forefront of the market and provide customers with unmatched capabilities that cannot be found anywhere else,” said Chad Armstrong, CEO of Shearwater Aerospace.

About Shearwater Aerospace
Shearwater is pioneering innovative, autonomous technologies to continuously challenge the limits of flight and enable organizations to scale their drone operations. Shearwater’s AI-powered Smart Flight™ software can be used with any type of uncrewed aerial system and removes the need for each system to have a dedicated human pilot. It provides enhanced onboard decision-making, enables uncrewed aerial systems to collaborate, and reduces the exposure to human errors, resulting in a massive increase in the number, length and range of missions while reducing operating costs and ensuring high levels of safety and regulatory compliance.

The world’s first ice protection solution for UAS approved by the Norwegian Ministry of Defense

“Solving a problem thought unsolvable.”

Atmospheric icing has long been one of the greatest obstacles to UAS operations as most UAS platforms are designed for fair weather and warmer climates. While the theater of war moves toward colder climates, allied forces are in need of solutions that make UAS applications reliable in these challenging conditions.

May 30th, 2023, Trondheim, Norway. UBIQ Aerospace has successfully completed a demonstration of its proprietary autonomous ice protection solution, D•ICE, in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Defense (MoD), the Norwegian Armed Forces, and the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment.

“We are impressed with UBIQ Aerospace’s innovative solutions and their ability to tackle complex challenges like extreme cold weather and in-flight icing,” says Staff Sergeant Jarle Mossing, UAS instructor, Norwegian Army Land Warfare Centre. “Their demonstration showcased some truly impressive capabilities, and we look forward to getting access to their solutions and applying them to our most pressing cold-weather challenges.”

The D•ICE solution consists of several modules that protect all icing-exposed aircraft components, enabling operations and sustained flight in potential and known icing conditions.

“D•ICE has been designed with the specific size, weight and power (SWaP) limitations of UAS in mind,” says Kasper Trolle Borup, Chief Technology Officer at UBIQ Aerospace, “I’m thrilled that we can now offer the world’s lightest and most energy-efficient ice protection solution for all types and sizes of uncrewed and crewed aircraft. The D•ICE solution is truly autonomous; it is modular and can be fitted onto any flying platform. We are excited as we move into a new phase where we work with leading UAS providers to deploy D•ICE globally.”

The D•ICE solution will be flying with tactical UAS OEMs by the end of 2023 and deployed with NATO allied forces in 2024. Off-the-shelf solutions can be ordered now. Sign up here to be the first to know.

For more details about UBIQ Aerospace and the technology, visit

The World’s Ultimate Cinema Drone DJI Inspire 3 Goes On Sale Globally

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today announces the official sales start of its cinema-grade aerial filming system, the DJI Inspire 3 as well as additional accessories. DJI Inspire 3 offers unprecedented image quality, workflow efficiency, camera language, and creative freedom. This, along with centimetre-level accurate positioning as well as its ability to integrate into the wider DJI PRO ecosystem – including DJI Master Wheels and DJI Three-Channel Follow Focus – makes it the perfect tool for filmmakers anywhere. Also, the new DJI Transmission firmware update adds support for the DJI Inspire 3.

This “Inspired Pursuit” film behind-the-scenes footage was created in partnership with Academy Award winner Claudio Miranda.

From today, DJI Ronin 4D users can also enjoy additional accessories: Ronin 4D Expansion Plate (SDI/XLR/TC) and Three-Channel Follow Focus that are available for purchase now.

Price and Availability for the DJI Inspire 3 and Accessories:

The DJI Inspire 3 is priced from 14.999 EUR (depends on VAT in different countries)/13.419 GBP and is available for purchase from and from authorized retail partners. The combo includes the DJI Inspire 3 Aircraft, Zenmuse X9-8K Air Gimbal Camera, RC Plus remote controller, 6x TB51 Intelligent Battery, Charging Hub, PROSSD 1TB, Trolley Case, 3x Foldable Quick-Release Propellers (Pair), Lens Carrying Box, RC Plus Strap, and more.

Additional accessories are also available for purchase such as (EUR prices depend on VAT in different regions):

DJI DL 18 mm F2.8 ASPH Lens (New) for 1.349 EUR/1.209 GBP

DJI DL 24/35 mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens for 1.499 EUR/1.299 GBP

DJI DL 50 mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens for 1.399 EUR/1.199 GBP

DJI DL Lens ND Filters Set for 399 EUR/359 GBP

CinemaDNG & Apple ProRes RAW License Key for 999 EUR/899 GBP and only available for purchase from

DJI RC Plus Remote Controller for 1.475 EUR/1.299 GBP

DJI RC Plus Strap and Waist Support Kit for 79 EUR/69 GBP

DJI RC Plus Height Adjustable Control Sticks for 19 EUR/19 GBP

DJI Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers (Pair) for 69 EUR/59 GBP

DJI Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers for High Altitude (Pair) for 89 EUR/79 GBP

DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery for 349 EUR/309 GBP

DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery Charging Hub for 799 EUR/709 GBP

DJI TB51 Intelligent Battery Charging Hub AC Cable for 19 EUR/19 GBP

DJI PROSSD 1TB for 749 EUR/659 GBP

D-RTK 2 Mobile Station for 2.950 EUR/2.700 GBP

D-RTK 2 High Precision GNSS Mobile Station – Tripod for 210 EUR/248 GBP

D-RTK 2 Mobile Station Power Adapter Cable for 49 EUR/50 GBP

D-RTK 2 Mobile Station LAN Cable for 35 EUR/29 GBP

Additional Accessories will go on sale in the future:

DJI Inspire 3 Propeller Guard for 329 EUR/299 GBP

Additional info here:

UAM Industry First: Volocopter Integrates Swiss-AS AMOS Software into Ecosystem

Swiss Aviation Software (Swiss-AS) and Volocopter today cosigned a landmark multi-year contract for AMOS, Swiss-AS’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) software. AMOS will be used to manage Volocopter’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft fleet worldwide. Seamless software integration will ensure continued fleet airworthiness, offer aircraft reliability monitoring and analysis, and act as an interface to Volocopter’s proprietary digital operating system, the VoloIQ. This is the first time Swiss-AS is collaborating in an urban air mobility (UAM) setting, a key development as Volocopter prepares for entry into service in 2024.  

As the UAM industry pioneer, Volocopter is set to receive type certification (TC) in 2024 for its VoloCity, a 2-seater electric air taxi built for city use. The company will be the first to launch commercial services in Europe that meet the same very high safety standards commercial airliners must satisfy. Besides product certification, a successful industry launch and future operations scale-up require a solid UAM ecosystem. Plus, eVTOL fleets in global megacities will need to deliver fast turnaround times to maximize vertiport and airport space and provide an efficient customer service. 

AMOS excels at managing vehicle configuration traceability throughout its life cycle, a critical aspect of proper aircraft fleet maintenance. Further such aspects include component design/purchase dates, installation/replacement dates, and total operating hours. AMOS will also monitor ground handling operations, deploy the relevant tools, and manage ground staff assignments. Ground technicians will use AMOSmobile/EXEC, a touch-optimized mobile maintenance solution for “live” data streams. Further, artificial intelligence (AI) will enable reliability monitoring to improve fleet management efficiency. 

Meanwhile, Volocopter’s VoloIQ backbone will monitor customer-facing services like the booking process, as well as aircraft location and status, and battery health. Interlinking Volocopter’s air- and ground-side operations will create a fast, transparent, and safe fleet management system to support eVTOL operations scaling.

Fabiano Faccoli, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Aviation Software, said: “We are looking forward to stepping into the future of urban air mobility with Volocopter. Signing with Volocopter is confirmation that AMOS stands for innovation! All Swiss-AS employees received the news with excitement and we look forward to cooperating with the UAM pioneer Volocopter, who is designing the customer journey from A to Z while complying with the highest safety standards.”  

Oliver Reinhardt, Chief Risk & Certification Officer of Volocopter, said: “With Swiss-AS as a partner, Volocopter is making strides to ensure that the maintenance of our VoloCity is managed and executed efficiently and foolproof. The AMOS software has a proven track record in the aviation industry – giving us confidence to obtain our Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) and Maintenance Organisation Approval (MOA), which is essential for our entry into service. Its compatibility with our VoloIQ is a must-have to provide outstanding customer service.”

Seamless and efficient maintenance and ground-side operations ensure the safety of passengers, ground crew, and aircraft, simultaneously enabling the fast scaling of the UAM ecosystem. Volocopter is strengthening all areas of its ecosystem: product certification, production, air- and now maintenance and ground-side operations. This industry-first collaboration between Swiss-AS and Volocopter will build the foundation and deliver best practices that will permit ongoing improvements to future eVTOL operations. 

About Swiss Aviation Software  

Swiss-AS as an industry leading M&E / MRO software provider offers an end-to-end integrated, highly intelligent software suite, designed to cover the management of the entire spectrum of maintenance activities. AMOS in combination with its mobile package empowers its large and loyal aviation customer base – ranging from pure operators of all sizes, over major low-cost, regional and flag carriers, and large airline groups to MRO providers – to digitalize and automate their maintenance processes and connect with other industry solutions beyond the boundaries of AMOS via the data messaging platform AMOScentral.About Volocopter 

Volocopter brings urban air mobility (UAM) to megacities worldwide. We aim to improve the quality of life for people in cities by offering a fantastic new mode of transportation. For that, we create sustainable and scalable UAM ecosystems with partners in infrastructure and operations.   

Volocopter’s family of eVTOL aircraft will offer passengers (VoloCity and VoloRegion) and goods (VoloDrone) swift, secure, and emission-free connections to their destinations, supported by VoloIQ, the UAM ecosystem’s software platform that serves as its digital backbone for safe and efficient operations.   

As a pioneer in the UAM industry, Volocopter will launch commercial services within the next few years. Founded in 2011, the company employs more than 500 people in Germany and Singapore, has completed over 1,500 successful public and private test flights, and has diverse investors, including Geely, NEOM, Mercedes-Benz Group, Intel Capital, and BlackRock.