British startup offers retro-rocket safety system for cargo drones, air taxis

Roger Sloman of Active VTOL Crash Prevention Ltd., a subsidiary of Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems Ltd., presented a patented solid-fuel retro-rocket safety system for aircraft at the Vertical Flight Society convention in Philadelphia on May 16.

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University of Maryland flies donor kidney by c-drone to transplant patient

In a groundbreaking flight, the University of Maryland UAS Test Site flew a donor kidney by c-drone autonomously 2.7mi (4.4km) from Baltimore's St. Agnes Hospital to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where the organ was successfully transplanted into a patient four hours later.

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Zipline inaugurates Ghana c-drone delivery system for hospitals

Zipline International, a c-drone startup based in California with extensive medical logistics experience in Africa, inaugurated on April 24 its regular service in Ghana at a ceremony in Omenako with the country's vice-president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Okyenhene (traditional king) of eastern Ghana, and representatives from infrastructure-building donors.

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