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13 April 2022 Melbourne, Australia: Swoop Aero has won the 2022 A/AA Excellence in Innovation Award. The Award has been presented to Swoop Aero for the launch of the company’s latest and most advanced aircraft, the Kite™.
Kite ™ brings together the best learnings of unparalleled operational experience and real-world learning, itis Swoop Aero’s next-generation urban aircraft, built for the skies above cities and regions alike and strengthens the global health supply chain by improving access to essential supplies for last-mile communities worldwide while
The A/AA 22 Excellence in Innovation Award highlights the unique factors that have made the Australian industry a leader in world aviation and aerospace innovation. The award recognises the innovation, technological ingenuity and pioneering nature of Swoop Aero’s technology-enabled service. That recognition will help enhance Australia’s international reputation for progressive, applied thinking in the STEM and global health sectors.
For Swoop Aero, the award primarily recognises the team behind the technology. A diverse, passionate and inspiring team that pushes the boundaries of innovation to catalyse the next shift in air mobility. Eric Peck, CEO & Co-Founder highlights, “Diversity unlocks innovation. With a strong multidisciplinary team at the forefront of innovation, technological ingenuity and creative thinking across multiple countries we know we can achieve anything we put our mind to, including catalysing the next revolution in advanced air mobility. Our record of success highlights this”.
“As an Australian organisation with a global reach, Swoop Aero pushes the boundaries of technological innovation and ingenuity to catalyse the next shift in supply chains making access to the sky seamless. The award highlights our success in this area as we continue to drive forward the impact and value of our technology-enabled service on a global level”, said Eric Peck, CEO of Swoop Aero.
Swoop Aero’s new aircraft is a powerhouse that brings together lessons learned by the company over four years of operations across seven countries. The Kite is designed precisely to suit the needs of communities in a range of markets, unlocking the skies above our cities.
The aircraft travels up to 200km per hour and operates across geographical ranges of more than 180 kilometres on a single battery charge. It also has an increased payload capacity of up to 5 kgs, allowing it to support a range of industries including medical logistics, search and rescue operations, natural and emergency preparedness activities and non-medical logistics.
Australia is internationally recognised for its leadership and innovation. A/AA has been focused on raising the profile of the aviation and aerospace sectors. It has been engaging with industry organisations and individuals, particularly the leaders and future professionals of tomorrow, and building a platform for the recognition and acknowledgement of outstanding achievements, leadership and innovation excellence.