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Aeronautics | 04. July 2023 | posted by Johann Dauer

High-tech drones and cardboard boxes for the future of humanitarian aid

Wings for Aid und DLR in letzten Flugvorbereitungen
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Wings for Aid and DLR make final flight preparations

Hello, dear technology enthusiasts! I must tell you about a recent experience that had us on the edge of our seats. The days were full of tension, little sleep, adrenaline and plenty of pride. The protagonists of this story? Our Dutch friends from Wings for Aid and Sven Lorenz and Martin Laubner from the DLR Institute of Flight Systems. Together, we conquered the skies in a way that would have sounded like science fiction just a few years ago. read more

Aeronautics | 25. November 2019 | posted by Johann Dauer

ALAADy symposium: Face-to-face with a new transport drone

ALAADy Symposium in Braunschweig
Image: DLR

Can low-cost drones capable of carrying as much weight as a pickup truck be built and operated cost-effectively? An interactive event format brought representatives from industry and humanitarian aid organisations and DLR researchers together to discuss this topic. A new technology demonstrator and almost four years of research results were presented at the Symposium on Automated Low-Altitude Air Delivery in Braunschweig. read more