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Aerial Transport for Remote Areas

Project description

Flying deliveries to remote areas

Imagine a delivery company that delivers your products anywhere, even over mountains, through heavy rain and across rocky ledges. This is almost a reality. The EU-funded ATRA project will work on the design, production, operation and maintenance of remotely piloted aircraft systems. The project is offering aerial transport services from medium payloads of up to 100 kg. It’s a service offered with the new multicopter, which uses an electric propulsion system and batteries for energy storage. It will also undertake a feasibility study to gain a deeper understanding of the market and competitors, as well as customer segments, end-users and stakeholders.


Shipping to and from remote locations is costly and challenging. In the Alps (Europe) there are plenty of mountain shelters that cannot be accessed with vehicles. Those mountain shelters depend on the expensive and inefficient transport service of helicopter companies.
FlyingBasket offers aerial transport services for medium payloads of up to 100 kg. This service will be offered in combination with our innovative multicopter (UAV), called FB3 capable of lifting payloads of up to 100kg. Our multicopter will use a pure electric propulsion system and batteries for energy storage. An aircraft like this is a compelling goal due to low noise, no exhaust gases, and battery energy transformed to motive power exceeding 80% efficiency.
Founded by Moritz and Matthias Moroder in 2015, FlyingBasket has the necessary expertise to carry out the Phase 1 Feasibility Study. Our young team holds complementary competences in the technical field and in project management. We plan on hiring additional skills for production, development and marketing activities, growing to 95 employees by 2025.
The Feasibility Study will be used to acquire a deep understanding of the market, competitors, customer segments, end-users and stakeholders, the company plans to reach TRL9 through the SMEI-2 by 2021.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano/Bozen Bolzano-Bozen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 71 429,00