EVA connects drone infrastructure to airports in Michigan
Announced today https://www.michiganbusiness.org/press-releases/2022/09/cutting-edge-mobility-technologies-coming-to-gerald-r.-ford-international-airport-through-state-industry-collaboration/ EVA will collaborate with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), together with Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, Southwest Airlines® and Stantec GenerationAV through the Ford Launchpad for Innovative Technologies and Entrepreneurship (FLITE).
Airports are essential to connecting people to the world or transporting goods wherever needed. New airborne ecosystems in the last decade also transport goods, and soon people, through unmanned autonomous systems or drones. Very few initiatives, however, work on the integration of these two ecosystems for a more efficient first, middle and last mile.
EVA was very interested in the proposed project at FLITE because it addresses one of the key challenges – and opportunities – of this century for transporting people and goods. We will demonstrate through different use cases how goods can be dispatched seamlessly, and how the airport user experience can be enhanced.
With our first operations in Michigan, we aim at not only build a great case for airports around the world but also set Michigan as a significant hub for a future North Drone Super Highway. EVA has the largest drone infrastructure on the market, with more than eight stations, allowing transportation of payloads up to 250 kilos. EVA is now operating on 4 continents and is the world leading company for drone infrastructure helping drone operators to accomplish fantastic missions anywhere, anytime.