Wingcopter’s new flagship aircraft, the Wingcopter 198, is an all-electric delivery drone, designed for bi-directional deliveries across multiple uses. The company’s bespoke tilt-rotor technology allows for vertical take-off and landing, while also enabling forward flight over long ranges due to its fixed-wing design.
Garrett Camp, Owner of Uber and Founder of Expa, said: “Wingcopter is providing innovation to the transport of goods including urgently needed medicine and medical supplies, groceries, or freshly prepared food, and even has the power to automate e-commerce. Accelerated by the tailwinds of the global pandemic, we approach an inflection point in consumer adoption and industry regulation.”
Working with air medical providers
Wingcopter has recently announced a partnership with US air medical service provider Air Methods to set up a drone-based medical delivery network for thousands of hospitals all over the United States. In Japan, Wingcopter collaborates with ANA Holdings Inc., parent company of Japan’s airline All Nippon Airways. ANA aims to build a drone delivery network to help improve quality of life in rural areas across the whole country.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Expa and Garrett which bring a brilliant network and years of experience building and globally scaling companies that disrupt entire industries,” added Tom Plümmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Wingcopter.