Phase 0 Technology Demonstration
Phase 1 Safety & Feasibility Testing
Phase 2 Measuring Effectiveness
Phase 3 Expanding Impact


United Kingdom

Year Flights Began


Contact Organization


Evidence Generated

Total # of successful flights


Max flight distance achieved

15 km

Type of flight permission secured

  • No permission required
  • VLoS
  • BVLos
  • Other – see full data set

Location of Flight Permission

  • Site specific permission
  • Broad geographic permission
  • Other – see full data set

Level of stakeholder engagement

  • No engagement needed
  • Engagement of regulatory bodies only
  • Stakeholders at landing and takeoff sites oriented
  • Community outreach campaign targeting takeoff and landing site and wider community

Max payload carried per flight

50 kg

Maximum flight speed

120 km/h

Duration of flight permission

  • One-time
  • Limited duration
  • Unlimited duration
  • Other - see full data set

Results measured

  • Surveillance image
  • Benefits not evaluated
  • Transportation time
  • Product quality
  • Costs
  • Health worker impact
  • Environmental impact
  • Other – see full data set
  • Results not measured
  • Contact organization for more details

References to Findings

Related Project Phases

Implementation Details

Status of Project


Contact Person

Charles Scales

Other Partners

UK NHS, University of South Hampton


Diagnostic specimens, Blood products, Medical equipment

Geographic Scope

Take of from Solent Airport to Binstead on the Isle of Wight

Funding Source

UK Department of Transport

Drone Technology

Drone Supplier


Model Name


Method of Flight

Fixed wing


Internal combustion engine

Power Source


Payload Capacity

100.0 kg

Maximum flight time with full payload in still air

240 minutes

Radio Links

LTE (3G/4G), UHF radio, VHF radio, Satcom, Autonomous

Delivery method

Parachute and landing


Delivery, collection, still, video and multispectral imagery

Are major repairs possible on-site?

Yes, with spare parts