Wings For Aid, a community powered by experts, is developing a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System that delivers humanitarian goods to people isolated by natural disasters and man-made crises —
safely and with pinpoint accuracy. Trip & Co’s expertise on cargo restraint products, thermal insulation and fire containment covers gives Wings For Aid access to specialized knowledge for transporting medicines, batteries and communication devices.
“We are proud of working together with Wings For Aid and we are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration working towards their innovative and game-changing goal.” Says Tijmen Koster, CEO of Trip & Co.
By the end of 2020, Wings For Aid’s tested system will support emergency organisations worldwide in bridging the notorious “last mile” in humanitarian aid logistics. This system will be capable of carrying an approximate 1.000kg of food, blankets, medicines and other life-saving commodities per day in a 100-km radius, and drop them without parachutes in self-landing, 20-kg cardboard boxes.
“Under the cooperation, Trip & Co has developed a special inlay that upgrades our cardboard box to make it applicable to transport medicines under all kinds of weather conditions. We appreciate Trip & Co’s long-lasting expertise on cargo restraint products, ULD equipment and especially thermal insulation,’’ Thus Barry Koperberg, general manager of Wings For Aid. In addition, Trip & Co has developed a fire containment inlay that guarantees fireproof transport of batteries and communication devices.
About Trip & Co. Trip & Co was founded in 1890 as a supplier of steel wire, rope and pulley blocks for the shipping industry. These days Trip & Co is a leading name as manufacturer and supplier with high quality of cargo products. For more than 25 years Trip & Co has been producing various cargo products that are delivered all over the world. Since its establishment, Trip & Co has stood by innovation, quality and long-term relationships with its customers. Thus Trip & Co, in collaboration with KLM, invented the first generation of insulated air cargo covers.
About Wings For Aid. Wings For Aid was founded in 2014. The goal: to develop and deliver a scalable and reliable delivery system based on proven cargo-drone technology that makes targeted-distributions possible anywhere, while reducing operational costs, mitigating risks and maximising operational efficiency. Wings For Aid partners with a variety of experts who approach the “last-mile problem” from all required angles and scientific perspectives.