The last stretch between aid supplies and people in need can now be covered. Wings for Aid and VanBerlo, together with NGO’s and universities, developed reliable and cost effective drones. The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) smartly combine autonomous flight and remote control – solving the logistical, economical and legal puzzle. Each fixed-wing UAV can save over 200 lives on one trip and drops cargo in otherwise unreachable crisis locations. By combining aircraft and mass production techniques costs stay low and fit the “humanitarian economy.” Defense departments and the Red Cross are involved on the highest level to make the UAVs a success.
Up to now, drones have been used for military purposes only. Now, they have found their way into the civilian business world and can be used to solve some of the world’s major problems. Wings For Aid is an outstanding example of how drones can be used for humanitarian purposes: now medicine, food and other important articles can be reliably delivered to remote, hard-to-reach regions. Using the latest modern technology suddenly transforms challenges that were previously impossible to overcome into solvable problems. Real progress in putting humanitarian programs into practice!