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High Lander partners with Dronehop of Dubai

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

High Lander is proud to announce a new partnership – with Dronehop, an exciting drone delivery company operating in Dubai.


Established in 2022, Dronehop focuses on delivering healthcare products across Dubai with its fleet of cutting-edge drones. The company will utilize High Lander’s Mission Control and Universal UTM solutions to control and oversee its drone operations, ensuring safety, compliance with local authorities, and harmony with legacy aviation.


In the field of medical care, speed is critical, and difficulties in delivering vital supplies in time are a pain point all around the world. Patients can be situated in remote areas with poor infrastructure, or in busy cities where traffic slows delivery routes to a crawl. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization lamented that a significant percentage of distributed COVID-19 vaccines went unused because of access issues.


Drones provide the perfect solution. They are unaffected by traffic jams and road quality, enabling medications and other supplies to be delivered quickly and directly.


Dronehop’s delivery service enhances medical care across Dubai, providing accurate and timely medical deliveries that bridge the gap between urban and rural areas. In addition, the service slashes carbon emissions exponentially; not only are the drones powered by electricity themselves, but they also replace road vehicles, which means less pollution.


The drone industry in Dubai is booming. This is partly the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which, as in many places, changed the delivery landscape to focus more on no-contact solutions, with sustainability also being a key factor. In line with this, in November 2021 Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum launched a program promoting the use of drones throughout the region.

Hopper-1


In this backdrop, Dronehop is thriving. The company’s “Hopper-1” vehicles boast advanced payload management for carrying sensitive medical supplies in full compliance with industry standards and regulations. The vehicles are capable of carrying up to 8kg for 20km at a maximum speed of 72kph. They are able to operate safely in heavy winds, at temperatures of up to 50°C (vital in a climate like that of Dubai) and have multiple redundancies ensuring complete safety.


“Our mission is to create a drone-based delivery network for medical supplies that guarantees speedy delivery to those in need while promoting environmental sustainability in Dubai and beyond. In order to achieve this, our drones must be able to operate with complete safety,” said Khaled Bartawi, co-founder of Dronehop. “High Lander’s solutions give us full control and oversight of our drone fleet, preventing conflicts and allowing us to work hand in hand with the authorities to transition the medical space into the new century.”


“Dronehop is an excellent example of how drones can help us create a better world, as long as they are integrated into the airspace responsibly,” said Ido Yahalomi, CTO of High Lander. “We’re very impressed with Dronehop’s mission and we are happy that the company selected High Lander’s solutions to provide the fleet management tools and safety layer necessary for it to achieve its ambitious goals.”


“The new era of aviation really is a global phenomenon, and as such it’s always been part of our roadmap to expand to exciting new territories,” said Alon Abelson, CEO of High Lander. “Dronehop is one of the leading drone companies in Dubai and it’s always been a pleasure to work with them - we’re proud that they’re using our technology as they work to revolutionize healthcare deliveries.”

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