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

Country

Malawi

Year Flights Began

2020

Contact Organization

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Evidence Generated

Total # of successful flights

192

# of Months of Sustained Flights

2

Average # of Flights Per Month Carrying Payload

49

Average Flight Distance Achieved

40.8 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

Average Payload Carried per Flight

1.1 kg

Average Flight Speed

87.4 km/h

Estimated Population Served By Flight Operations

115,000

Duration of flight permission

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

Results measured

  • Operations and financing models
  • Health outcomes or impact
  • Operational costs
  • Supply chain performance

References to Findings

Related Project Phases

Implementation Details

Status of Project

Completed

Contact Person

Siri Snow
siri.snow@giz.de

Other Partners

MoH Malawi, UNICEF, DCA

Payload

Essential medicines, medical supplies and diagnoistic samples

Geographic Scope

Kasungu District Hospital to three public health facilities in Kasungu District (health centres - Kawamba, Kapelula, Simulemba)

Funding Source

GIZ/DHL

Drone Technology

Drone Supplier

Wingcopter

Model Name

178 Heavy Lift

Method of Flight

VTOL fixed wing

Propulsion

Electric motor

Power Source

Battery

Payload Capacity

6.0 kg
178 x 132 x 52 cm

Maximum flight time with full payload in still air

22.5 minutes

Radio Links

LTE (3G/4G) and Satcom

Delivery method

Landing

Role

Delivery & collection

Are major repairs possible on-site?

No, must be sent out or materials sent in