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Wingcopter tests on-demand transport in rural Germany

Wingcopter tests on-demand transport in rural Germany

10-Oct-2022Source: Wingcopter

In a joint project, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) and the delivery drone manufacturer and operator Wingcopter are testing the potential of on-demand transport of consumer goods to improve local supply in rural communities. For the project called “Drohnen-Lastenrad-Express-Belieferung” (“Drone Cargo Bike Express Delivery”), which is funded with almost 500,000 euros by... Read more

Wingcopter test delivery drones in German rural areas

Wingcopter test delivery drones in German rural areas

30-Sep-2022Source: Wingcopter

  In a joint project, the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) and the delivery drone manufacturer and operator Wingcopter are testing the potential of on-demand transport of consumer goods to improve local supply in rural communities. For the project called “DroLEx – Drohnen-Lastenrad-Express-Belieferung“ (“Drone Cargo Bike Express Delivery”), which is funded with almost... Read more

Wingcopter scores $42M in latest funding round

Wingcopter scores $42M in latest funding round

27-Jun-2022Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German delivery drone manufacturer and service provider, announced that it has raised $42 million from renowned financial and strategic investors. The new funding is part of a Series A extension round, tripling the company’s total equity raise to more than $60 million to date. Leading German retailer REWE Group as well as German... Read more

12,000 Wingcopter delivery drones for world’s largest commercial drone deployment

12,000 Wingcopter delivery drones for world’s largest commercial drone deployment

25-May-2022Source: Wingcopter

  German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter and Continental Drones Ltd., a subsidiary of Ghana- and Dubai-based Atlantic Trust Holding, have signed a partnership agreement to help establish drone-based delivery networks with thousands of Wingcopter drones across the African continent. These networks will dramatically improve the reliability and efficiency of existing supply chains but also help create completely new ones.... Read more

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

12-May-2022Source: Wingcopter

  German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria, the FAA... Read more

Wingcopter and German Airways agree to cooperate on offshore drone deliveries

Wingcopter and German Airways agree to cooperate on offshore drone deliveries

31-Mar-2022Source: Wingcopter

German logistics and aviation holding Zeitfracht Group and its subsidiary German Airways will be among the first companies worldwide to commercially deploy drones in logistics. In a joint letter of intent with the German manufacturer Wingcopter, the companies have agreed to purchase 17 Wingcopter 198 delivery drones and acquire options to order an additional 115... Read more

Wingcopter adds Itochu as a strategic partner in Japan

Wingcopter adds Itochu as a strategic partner in Japan

30-Mar-2022Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement with ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU joins Wingcopter’s Authorized Partnership Program (WAPP) and will act as a dedicated distributor and lessor for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new eVTOL delivery drone, in Japan. On top, the Japanese conglomerate also decided to make a strategic... Read more

Wingcopter teams up with UAV LATAM for drone delivery operations in Peru

Wingcopter teams up with UAV LATAM for drone delivery operations in Peru

2-Feb-2022Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is partnering with UAV LATAM, a Latin American holding with more than 10 years of experience in the unmanned aerial vehicle space (UAV) and a presence in 7 countries. Through this alliance, Wingcopter will work with UAV del Peru, a subsidiary of UAV LATAM, deploying the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new... Read more

Wingcopter lands $16M contract with Spright for medical deliveries

Wingcopter lands $16M contract with Spright for medical deliveries

25-Jan-2022Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter and Spright, a subsidiary of leading American air medical service providerAir Methods, announced a new commercial agreement worth more than US$ 16 million. As part of the deal Spright is acquiring a large fleet of Wingcopter’s new flagship delivery drone, the Wingcopter 198, to meet the increasing demand for medical... Read more

Japan-based Drone Fund invests in Wingcopter

Japan-based Drone Fund invests in Wingcopter

21-Dec-2021Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter continues to fly high, announcing that it has received an investment from DRONE FUND. DRONE FUND is a Japan-based venture capital company specializing in drone and air mobility related startups. The investment is made out of DRONE FUND’s JPY 10 billion/USD 90 million strong third fund, called DRONE FUND III... Read more

Latin-American business aviation specialist invests in Wingcopter

Latin-American business aviation specialist invests in Wingcopter

20-Dec-2021Source: Wingcopter

German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter has secured its next investment. The capital influx comes from SYNERJET Corp, a leading business aviation specialist in Latin America, with operations in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Panama, and Guatemala. The new funding follows recently announced investments from Japan-based DRONE FUND as well as UBER co-founder Garrett Camp’s Expa. SYNERJET... Read more

Synerjet becomes first Wingcopter partner in South America

Synerjet becomes first Wingcopter partner in South America

13-Oct-2021Source: Wingcopter

Leading delivery drone manufacturer Wingcopter and SYNERJET Corp today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement. The agreement will allow the Latin American company to act as a distributor and local technical support provider for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new flagship Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), to customers in the region. SYNERJET is one of... Read more

Uber co-founder invests in drone delivery Pioneer Wingcopter

Uber co-founder invests in drone delivery Pioneer Wingcopter

27-Sep-2021Source: Wingcopter

Expa – a global network of startup founders supporting entrepreneurs through expertise, access, and funding – announced a strategic investment in Wingcopter. Getting things to where they need to go isn’t always simple and, often, can be critically urgent. That’s where Wingcopter comes in. The leading German company not only develops and manufactures autonomous delivery... Read more

DRF tests blood delivery in Germany by drone

DRF tests blood delivery in Germany by drone

23-Sep-2021Source: Wingcopter

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge project of... Read more

Wingcopter Transport Blood Samples in Germany

Wingcopter Transport Blood Samples in Germany

14-Sep-2021Source: Wingcopter

26 kilometers (16 miles) between Greifswald and Wolgast – that is the distance over which Wingcopter drones recently transported blood samples in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge project of... Read more

Air Methods to deploying fleets of Wingcopter drones

Air Methods to deploying fleets of Wingcopter drones

4-Aug-2021Source: Wingcopter

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced the launch of Spright, a newly formed drone solution, designed to help improve healthcare access and minimize supply challenges. Collaborating with Wingcopter, an industry-leading German drone manufacturer, Spright is creating a drone-based, healthcare-specific delivery network across the United States. As a result of the nation’s... Read more

Wingcopter announces world’s first triple-drop delivery drone

Wingcopter announces world’s first triple-drop delivery drone

29-Apr-2021Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and service-provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for commercial and humanitarian applications, introduced its new drone generation today, the Wingcopter 198. The Wingcopter 198 is an all-electric, vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL), fixed-wing drone that has been designed from the ground up to meet aviation safety and reliability requirements. The new delivery system leverages Wingcopter’s broad experience... Read more

ANA partners with Wingcopter to develop drone delivery infrastructure

ANA partners with Wingcopter to develop drone delivery infrastructure

19-Apr-2021Source: Wingcopter

ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter “ANA HD”) is collaborating with German drone manufacturer and service provider Wingcopter to accelerate the delivery of vital pharmaceuticals and other consumer products via unmanned aircraft. The two aviation innovators is conducting comprehensive trials with the electrical fixed-wing VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft developed by Wingcopter, with the aim of... Read more

Wingcopter joins Flying Labs Network as a technology partner

Wingcopter joins Flying Labs Network as a technology partner

19-Feb-2021Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has joined forces with the Flying Labs Network as a Technology Partner. The goal of the partnership is to improve supply chains through locally led cargo drone projects and to equip local talent with the skills to operate Wingcopter’s... Read more

Wingcopter secures $22M to expand delivery drone business

Wingcopter secures $22M to expand delivery drone business

27-Jan-2021Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has secured $22 million in Series A funding. Wingcopter will use the funds to strengthen its leadership in drone-based logistics, with a special focus on healthcare-related applications, including the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. At the same time, Wingcopter is... Read more

Wingcopter Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Wingcopter Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

17-Jun-2020Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, a leading German drone company that develops autonomous delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, was selected out of hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s latest “Technology Pioneers”. Dedicated to improving the lives of people worldwide, Wingcopter has been engaged in numerous drone delivery projects – from commercial, long-range factory-to-factory... Read more

Wingcopter is one of 9 winners of German Government’s €24M hackathon

Wingcopter is one of 9 winners of German Government’s €24M hackathon

28-May-2020Source: Wingcopter

Wingcopter, developer of autonomous delivery drones for humanitarian and commercial applications, has been named one of nine winners of the #SmartDevelopmentHack. Through this global hackathon, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) solicited innovative digital solutions to tackle the challenges caused by the coronavirus outbreak in low- and middle-income countries. The lineup of... Read more

COVID19 – Scottish island to receive pandemic test kits by drone

COVID19 – Scottish island to receive pandemic test kits by drone

27-May-2020Source: Wingcopter

The trial is backed by Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) – the integrated partnership of NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council directed by the local Integration Joint Board – and aims to prove the feasibility of delivering urgent medical cargo, such as COVID-19 test kits and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),... Read more

Wingcopter secures further investment

Wingcopter secures further investment

6-Mar-2020Source: Wingcopter

Only three months after its initial funding, Corecam Capital Partners has increased its investment in Wingcopter in a second closing. In December, the multi-family office from Singapore participated in a seed round with several million euros in the German start-up, which develops and sells transport drones for humanitarian and civil applications. The reason for the... Read more

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