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



Year Flights Began


Contact Organization

Medical Drone Service (MDS); issued by ANWB and PostNL

Evidence Generated

Total # of successful flights


Max flight distance achieved

48 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

1.5 kg

Maximum flight speed

108 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

Other Partners

ANWB Medical Air Assistance, PostNL, Sanquin, Erasmus MC, Isala, Certe


Blood, medications, diagnostic samples

Geographic Scope

Flights between Isala and Meppel, Rotterdam and Sealand, North Netherlands and Wadsea islands

Funding Source


Drone Technology

Drone Supplier


Model Name


Method of Flight

VTOL fixed wing


Electric motor

Power Source


Payload Capacity

1.5 kg
15.5 x 23 x .65 cm

Maximum flight time with full payload in still air

55 minutes

Radio Links

LTE (3G/4G) and Satcom

Delivery method



Delivery, collection, video and multispectral imagery

Are major repairs possible on-site?

No, must be sent out or materials sent in