AVIUS Air Supply transports as much as 1,600 lbs. of medical provides and vaccines and is both deployed wings-open from a helicopter (proven) or wings closed from a transport plane comparable to a C-130 with the wings springing open after launch from the cargo ramp.
Take a look at flights underway in rural Oregon to speed up adoption by governmental and reduction companies for COVID-19 associated deliveries of medical provides
Yates Electrospace Company (YEC), at this time introduced the launch of a civilian subsidiary, AVIUS Air Supply, to supply speedy air response for humanitarian reduction efforts, pure disasters and pandemics comparable to the present COVID-19 disaster, based mostly on the know-how of their profitable 1-ton, navy resupply glider Silent Arrow®.
Silent Arrow’s tightly built-in packaging with its distinctive spring-deployed wing system transported contained in the fuselage, 40-mile standoff distance and low unit price has obtained enthusiastic reception from U.S. and international militaries and is now being launched as AVIUS Air Supply to instantly serve humanitarian and catastrophe reduction wants all through the world.
The AVIUS Air Supply launch product, generally known as the Mercy-2000™, is a single-use, low-cost, autonomous cargo supply glider, deployed from fastened wing plane or helicopter sling load, optimized to right away transport as much as 1,600 kilos of provide, or 26 cubic toes, relying on the commodity being delivered. Loading examples embody:
three,500 flu/virus vaccines (22-gauge, 1-inch needle/syringe + zero.5 mL vaccines)336 meals-ready-to-eat (MREs) totaling 420,000 energy125 gallons of contemporary water, gasoline or jet fuelAssortments of medical provides, protecting clothes, batteries, turbines and different emergency rations
Cargo supply operations are ongoing from the corporate’s flight take a look at and qualification heart on the Pendleton, Oregon UAS Take a look at Vary, the place the Mercy-2000 is lifted by a helicopter and dropped at a predetermined altitude. Following launch, the on-board autonomous autopilot navigates the plane to a distant touchdown zone at an eight.four to 1 glide ratio and executes an automatic touchdown inside 100 meters of the supposed vacation spot.
The Mercy-2000’s spring open wing design additionally permit it to be carried inside slim cargo transport plane and rotorcraft such because the C-17, C-130, CH-53, V-22, Caravan, Skyvan and others, the place deployment from 25,000 toes ends in the wings springing open to their 28-foot complete wingspan, giving as much as a 40-mile standoff distance.
The US Air Drive Particular Operations Command (AFSOC) lately granted YEC airworthiness approval to conduct operational assessments from sure of their C-130 plane in Division of Protection take a look at ranges all through 2020. When deployed from the cargo ramp of transport plane just like the C-130 with its wings folded previous to launch, Silent Arrow is taken into account a Precision Guided Bundle (PGB) and competes instantly with Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS), at lower than half the fee and greater than double the glide ratio.
“The whole YEC staff is devoted to getting ready AVIUS Air Supply for operational readiness in 2020 to supply heavy payload deliveries of vaccines and different crucial medical provides in accordance with the world’s new social distancing realities,” stated Chip Yates, YEC’s founder and CEO.
About Yates Electrospace Company: Based in 2012 by electrical aviation pioneer Chip Yates, YEC is thought for designing, constructing and flying the world’s quickest manned electrical plane, growing and setting up megawatt-class electrical propulsion programs, and creating and launching the revolutionary Silent Arrow® and AVIUS Air Supply™ product strains, which have been named certainly one of six “Unmanned Cargo Plane to Watch” by Aviation Week & Area Know-how journal of their Aerospace & Protection 2020 concern. YEC engineering groups have been awarded six Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) plane world data and two FAI Louis Bleriot medals for disruptive contributions to the aviation business. For extra info go to: www.yateselectrospace.com and www.aviusair.com