Drone Test Flight at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid

Hospital La Paz in Madrid hosted new remotely piloted drone tests to advance the definition of the European U-Space flight space. Making remotely piloted drone flights a reality in Europe requires the creation of the U-Space environment, which is a management framework designed to facilitate safe access to drone operations.

The European U-Elcome project will define how to enable these spaces. In this project, 15 test areas have been selected, with the Hospital Cantoblanco, attached to the Hospital Universitario La Paz, being one of the chosen ones.

New tests were carried out with several drones, including our partner Bluenest premiere of  DJI Matrice M350 RTK (with box and automatic release from 5m), which is already certified for flights in urban environments as it weighs less than 10 kg and has a double battery and parachute. It is a drone that causes less noise, allows in-flight releases without landing and carries a payload of approximately 2 kg.

This is a new milestone in addition to the achievements of the 2023 ALE-HOP Phase 1 project, which demonstrated the feasibility of healthcare logistics transport using drones. The UTM Daliah was used with Dronetag tracking, a mode S transponder, FTS system with parachute, camera, manual and automatic routes… They also flew the EHANG FALCON L and took data for U-ELCOME.

Apart from NTT Data, Hospital La Paz and Bluenest,  ENAIRE, INECO, and La Chambre (CCI France Espagne) participated in the test flights.


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