Drone Operator harmonized drone requirements with second statement

Helicus aligns and publishes technology requirements with key European drone operators. A major initiative towards modular, scalable & viable unmanned aviation.

Helicus and Belgian Airforce bring together the drone sector

Helicus drives operator alignment by bringing together federal & local authorities with key stakeholders at the Belgian airbase EBFN.

Silver sponsor, Helicus supports 3 day B2B medical logistics brainstorming at the science park, University Antwerp

Align healthcare logistics amongst biotech, pharmaceutical industry, and logistics companies with supported from academic researchers and clinicians.

Technical collaboration on Drone Cargo Port delivery (DCP)

Technical team of all involved organizations for the building, installation and testing of our first completely automated Drone Cargo Port (Delivery: second half 2024). 31/01/2024

SAFIR-Ready receives EU Officials and EMP's on VIP tour
at annual EU SJU aviation conference, Brussels

Selected out of 36 projects to present how automating and advancing of U-Space services is critical to enable demanding uncrewed missions, including healthcare & emergency use cases. 10/10/2023

DORAI Drone Requirements by Pan-European operators,
Amsterdam, Athens, Brussels, Geneva, Paris & Milan

6 Pan European operators publish their open modular drone requirements: payload sizes, automatic ground handling and command & Control interfaces

EU First Passenger drone medical cargo transport, Sint-Truiden 2023

Helicus operated a large two-seat passenger drone (EH216-S) that for the first time in EU transported heavy medical cargo through European airspace adjacent populated area. 25/07/2023

Helicus solutions at the Paris Airshow, Paris 2023

Presenting drone use cases and technical components from SAFIR-Ready and SAFIR-Med projects at the European Commision booth in Hall 2A, stand #B276


Helicus Aero Initiative (HAI-INT) invests 3M€ in automation systems to enable BVLOS drone based services

Helicus develops ground integration automation (DCP: Drone Cargo Port) and ground control standard (C2C: Command & Control Center)


Helicus presents at Amsterdam Drone Week / EASA High Level Conference

Presenting integrated drone based solutions to support mission critical use cases on the SESAR JU stage

SAFIR-Med Digital European Sky Award Winner (handover)

SAFIR-Med wins Digital European Sky Award, Geneva 2003

Winner: Helicus coordinated EU project receives validation and recognition from EU aviation actors through prestigious award.

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Helicus presents at AirspaceWorld Conference (Geneva)

Presenting integrated solutions at the largest airspace management event in the World (SESAR POD on the main Europe for Aviation stand).

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SAFIR-Med nominated for Digital European Sky Awards

Helicus coordinated project has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘SESAR Digital European Sky Awards’.


EU first urban clinical trial flights !

Drones support quick decision making by clinical trial physician to ensure the medical safety of participants

HAI-MI-SA Flight

EU first human tissue transported from hospital to lab

First medical drone flights between hospital to anatomic pathology lab, Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) over an EU city (populated area).

20220602 SAFIR-Med Executive conference organised by Helicus

Medical delivery in front of 150 executives ! (Now on video)

The post-conference documentary video is available here: Aviation executives, Healtcare leaders and authorities meet around medical transport by drone. 

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First inter hospital urban BVLOS flight under EASA regulations

Historical: First authorised Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) flight over populated area, between urban hospitals located in the EU. 

First BVLOS Populated Area Operational Authorisation

Helicus authorised to fly BVLOS in populated areas

Historical: First operator ever to obtain an Operational Authorisation to operate in EU Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights in populated area. 17/06/2022

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SAFIR-Med executive Conference at Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Helicus brought together 150 executives from leading aviation, healthcare, maritime and technology organisations at the combined SAFIR-Med project and HAI ecosystem event. 02/06/2022


Highlights of the SAFIR-Med conference at DronePort

Helicus is proud to support mobility and logistics solutions that will help society become more social, cleaner and safer. Have a look at the highlights of the recent SAFIR-Med conference at DronePort. 07/04/22


Helicus coordinated SAFIR-Med event at Droneport

As coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project "SAFIR-Med", Helicus is thrilled to host the show case event at droneport.eu. New drones and technologies were showcased to aviation authorities, industry and our (medical) stakeholders. 07/04/22


Helicus participates at Amsterdam Drone Week

Helicus supports EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) rule making work, focused on automated integrated BVLOS operations. Geert Vanhandenhove, Head Flight Operations, describes Helicus solutions, including our safety management system and the role of continued airworthiness. 30/03/22

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Helicus co-writes the book "A drone view, the new aviation era"

Various aspects of unmanned aviation are described, zooming in on the medical logistics chain. The launch ceremony took place at LVNL with Michiel van Dorst, CEO of the Dutch air traffic authority. Ordering is possible by clicking on this picture. 11/02/22


First Helicus cross border controlled flight

Helicus remotely controlled a flight from its Command and Control Centre (C2C) in Antwerp that took place across the Dutch-Belgian border in Valkenburg (105Km distance). 26/01/22

New year wishes

Helicus wishes you all the best in 2022

2021 was a year filled with achievements even during challenging COVID times. The entire Helicus team wishes you for 2022 another happy, healthy and prosperous new year! 01/01/22

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EC SJU launches Medical Conference with Helicus

SAVE THE DATE: 18/11/21 (postponed due to COVID to 02/06/22)

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Helicus co-organizes a key medical Urban Air Mobility event

SAVE THE DATE: 18/11/21 (Postponed due to COVID to 02/06/22)

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