Delivrone and RigiTech successfully fly nighttime BVLOS route

By RigiTech | October 24, 2023

Drone operator Delivrone achieves a significant milestone in the realm of Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations. In collaboration with RigiTech and utilising the innovative Eiger platform, Delivrone initiated operating BVLOS drone delivery routes in Northern France. The project marks a crucial step towards establishing an efficient and secure network for transporting critical medical supplies between clinics and hospitals during nighttime aeronautic hours.

A remarkable demonstration of technical prowess and commitment to groundbreaking healthcare logistics, Delivrone recently began flying two routes from Valenciennes to Maubeuge, connecting a local clinic and the Maubeuge Central Hospital to Valenciennes. This signals a new era in medical transport, as the Delivrone team effectively traversed a distance of 39 km in approximately 25 minutes.

One of the key challenges in healthcare logistics is the transportation of biological samples, which require precise temperature control, real-time tracking, and an unbroken chain of custody. Delivrone has embraced this challenge to ensure the utmost integrity of all transported samples.

The success of these BVLOS routes has been made possible through the cutting-edge technology provided by Swiss manufacturer RigiTech. Its proprietary software, RigiCloud, plays a pivotal role in enabling nighttime operations for drone delivery. It offers advanced features such as detailed route planning, smart navigation, integrated Detect and Avoid systems, and contingency measures.

“These successful BVLOS operations demonstrate our commitment to expanding innovative healthcare logistics in France, and around the world,” said David Rovira, Chief Business Officer and co-founder at RigiTech. Delivrone and RigiTech will continue to revolutionise BVLOS drone technology for medical deliveries over the next few months, executing new BVLOS routes to further improve the swift and secure transport of medical supplies.