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MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

MissionGO Joins the OneSky Future of Flight Program

SOURCE: OneSky

May 19, 2022

The OneSky Future of Flight program aims to help participants like MissionGO successfully navigate the challenges of integrating their vehicles with air traffic management solutions

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

MissionGO Integrates Elsight’s Halo Platform for Advanced Communication Capabiities BVLOS

SOURCE: MissionGO

April 27, 2022

MissionGO Unmanned Systems announces the latest integration of Elsight’s Halo platform supporting BVLOS operations

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

JSP Ventures Companies MediGO and MissionGO Win 2022 Edison Award

SOURCE: MissionGO

April 25, 2022

The GOteam earned Gold in the Aerospace and Robotics Category for innovation in Autonomous and Unmanned Systems

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

MissionGO’s New President Aims to Take Company to New Heights

SOURCE: Robotics 24/7

March 16, 2022

MissionGO Unmanned Systems tapped Chris Corgnati to be its new president in part because of his technical understanding of the company’s products and the red tape required to expand their reach. 

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are MissionGO

SOURCE: At Ease Magazine

March 1, 2022

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

MissionGO Announces Former Navy Captain, Chris Corgnati, As New President

SOURCE: MissionGO

February 15, 2022

Baltimore, MD (Feb. 15, 2022) – Marking the growth of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), global leader, MissionGO is poised for continued accelerated growth with the appointment of Chris Corgnati as President.

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

Native company demonstrates drones for delivering essentials to remote locations

SOURCE: MissionGO

February 7, 2022

Deliveries are challenging on remote parts of the Navajo Nation due to the lack of road infrastructure and transportation. Although official agencies and mutual aid groups continue their efforts to distribute the necessities during this global pandemic, not everyone has had access all the time, creating uncertainty for many.

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

MissionGO Flight Demonstrations in the Navajo Nation Highlight Essential Use Cases for Deliveries via Unmanned Aircraft

SOURCE: Yahoo

February 3, 2022

On Saturday, Jan. 22, Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer (left) invited unmanned aircraft services company MissionGO and mobile health partner ZappCare (right) to demonstrate its first-ever medical and emergency cargo unmanned aircraft delivery.

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

MissionGO Flight Demonstrations in the Navajo Nation Highlight Essential Use Cases for Deliveries via Unmanned Aircraft

SOURCE: MissionGO

February 3, 2022

BALTIMORE, Feb. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MissionGO, a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) production and operations, was invited by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, and mobile healthcare company ZappCare, to showcase how MissionGO’s unmanned aircraft delivery service can be used to transport medical supplies and other essential items to people living in the most remote areas of the Navajo Nation.

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

Navajo Nation explores drone-based healthcare delivery

SOURCE: Navajo-Hopi Observer

February 1, 2022

Leaders of the Navajo Nation are in discussions with a Maryland based company to use drone technology to improve health care for people around the vast reservation. Whether it’s Window Rock, Kayenta, Crownpoint or Aneth Utah, getting critical medical cargo to residents is important. And what better way to do that around the 27,000-square mile area in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah than by unmanned aircraft flights.

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

Airspace Link Partners with MissionGO for life-saving drone deliveries

SOURCE: MissionGO

September 27, 2021

This new partnership will accelerate advanced air mobility for scalable medical drone delivery operations, using cutting-edge aircraft technology & advanced data analytics.

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

SOURCE: MissionGO

August 19, 2021

The award recognizes organizations that have made a significant impact using unmanned systems to serve in humanitarian or public safety efforts

MissionGO Commercial UAV News

MissionGO and The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland Reshape the Future of Medical Blood Transport with Successful Unmanned Aircraft Flight

SOURCE: MissionGO

August 17, 2021

MissionGO and The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland Reshape the Future of Medical Blood Transport with Successful Unmanned Aircraft Flight

MissionGO Commercial UAV News

Why Should We Care About Drone Power?

SOURCE: COMMERCIAL UAV NEWS

JULY 21, 2021

Why are longer flight times, flying farther, and higher payload capacity such a major topic for commercial drone manufacturers? MissionGO’s unmanned aircraft solutions company is working on getting organs to the people who need them faster and more reliably by taking to the air. To accomplish this there was a surprising number of logistical issues they had to figure out, especially in regard to payload capacity.

The UAV Digest Podcast

Listen to MissionGO on The UAV Digest Podcast

SOURCE: MISSIONGO

JUNE 7, 2021

The UAV Digest Podcast with hosts Max Flight, David Vanderhoof, and Hillel Glazer talk with MissionGO’s Frank Paskiewicz, EVP of Cargo Operations and Ryan Henderson, Lead Pilot, about the unique challenges of human organ delivery with UAS and the benefits to the medical community. We also cover the MG Velos 100 and it’s type certification process. 

MIssionGO Operations Team with MG Velos 100

MissionGO & Minnesota Team Transports World’s First Human Pancreas via Unmanned Aircraft

SOURCE: MISSIONGO

MAY 11, 2021

MissionGO, a leader in unmanned aircraft solutions that is transforming logistics; LifeSource, the organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the upper Midwest; and Mercy Hospital, part of the Allina Health system, today announced the first-ever test flight carrying a human pancreas via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) conducted on May 5.

MissionGO Achieves Critical FAA Milestone, Takes Next Step to Offering Unmanned Aircraft Cargo Delivery

SOURCE: MISSIONGO

APRIL 28, 2021

MissionGO Unmanned Systems announced today that the FAA certification office has approved MissionGO’s MG Velos 100 airworthiness criteria as part of MissionGO’s Type Certificate application, a milestone marking the brand’s next big step in pushing the boundaries of Unmanned Aircraft System capabilities.

MissionGO Expands Unmanned Cargo Operations with the Addition of Retired FAA Executive Frank Paskiewicz

SOURCE: MISSIONGO

APRIL 22, 2021

Frank Paskiewicz joins MissionGO Unmanned Systems as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Cargo Operations.

Drones Are Delivering Covid-19 Vaccines to Underserved Communities

SOURCE: SMITHSONIANMAG.COM

APRIL 16, 2021

“Reducing the amount of time an organ is without blood supply means its tissues are better preserved. Drone flights themselves, in which the organ’s properties such as temperature and pressure are monitored, may actually be safer than usual aircraft transport.”

Meet the 20 most promising Baltimore tech companies: RealLIST Startups 2021

SOURCE: TECHNICAL.LY

JANUARY 25, 2021

“A 2019 drone flight that delivered a kidney across Baltimore to the University of Maryland Medical Center was the kind of tech milestone that drew international attention, and a Technical.ly award.”

MissionGO and MediGO Complete Successful Organ Deliveries in Unmanned Flights

SOURCE: MEDGADGET

DECEMBER 4, 2020

MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions, and Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the state of Nevada, have recently completed two successful test flights in Las Vegas carrying a human organ and human tissue via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).”

Using Drones To Transport Organs: Tony Pucciarella & Ryan Henderson, MissionGO

SOURCE: DRONE RADIO SHOW

DECEMBER 1, 2020

“Can a drone save lives by delivering organs for transplant? Anthony “Tony” Pucciarella and Ryan Henderson are with MissionGO, a leader in next-generation transportation logistics and communications.”

KDOT demonstrates disaster response using drones

SOURCE: KDOT

NOVEMBER 4, 2020

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation completed a field exercise recently in Rossville to demonstrate the capabilities of drones being used for infrastructure inspections and disaster response.

MissionGO Wins AUVSI Humanitarian Award for Longest UAS Human Organ Delivery Flight

Nevada testing drones to deliver vital organs to transplant patients

SOURCE: Fox News

October 2, 2020

“My heart was pumping too much blood and my organs couldn’t deal with it,” said Rodriguez, now 14. “Most of my life, I’ve just been in and out of the hospital. Every day, I’m thankful for having a second chance at life.”

A drone just moved a human kidney across the Nevada desert to prove it could be the future of organ transport — take a look

SOURCE: BUSINESS INSIDER

OCTOBER 1, 2020

Drone test flights in Nevada just showed that they can safely transport organs for transplant.

Drone carries human kidney over Las Vegas desert in what could be the future of organ transportation

SOURCE: USA Today

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

Drones are used today for a variety of tasks – delivering small express packages, assisting in search and rescue operations and capturing stunning aerial views, to name just a few. 

Drone flies human kidney 10 miles across Las Vegas desert

SOURCE: NEW YORK POST

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

A drone flew a human kidney for more than 10 miles across the Las Vegas desert, marking the longest organ delivery flight via unmanned aircraft in the world, officials said.

Drone carries human kidney over Las Vegas desert in what could be the future of organ transportation

SOURCE: USA TODAY

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

Drones are used today for a variety of tasks – delivering small express packages, assisting in search and rescue operations and capturing stunning aerial views views, to name just a few.

MissionGO Completes Longest Organ Delivery Flight via Unmanned Aircraft in America

SOURCE: MISSIONGO

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

Nevada Donor Network and MissionGO partner to transport kidney, corneas on UAS

Airline Pilots Could Fill in as Drone Operators

SOURCE: LIFEWIRE

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

As passenger airlines face cutbacks due to coronavirus, the growing drone delivery business could offer a lifeline to some crew members, while making sure our drone-delivery future is as safe as possible.

High-flying hopes: Are drones the future of organ transportation?

SOURCE: UNOS

AUGUST 25, 2020

When Trina Glispy received a kidney at the University of Maryland Medical Center, she made history. 

Organ Transplantation Logistics Company Announces Nationwide Launch

SOURCE: MEDIGO

JUNE 23, 2020

MediGO demonstrates technology at AOPO annual meeting, ‘Mind the Gap. 

Twin Cities will be part of experiment with drones carrying human organs

SOURCE: STARTRIBUNE

FEBRUARY 15, 2020

The LifeSource organ procurement agency for Minnesota and the Dakotas joins groups in Boston and Las Vegas for the next round of test flights. 

Alaris obtains two FAA “333 Exemptions” for UAV Solutions, Inc.Supply Isn’t the Problem With Organ Transplants

SOURCE: ALARIS UNMANNED SYSTEMS

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Serving as UAVS’ agent, Alaris prepared and submitted both 333 exemptions on the customer’s behalf.

Anthony Pucciarella received the 2019 Engineer of the Year Award.

SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

MAY 23, 2019

Pucciarella served as the director of operations for the UMD Unmanned Aircraft Test Site.

First drone delivery of a donated kidney ends with successful transplant

SOURCE: CNN Health

MAY 1, 2019

For the first time, a drone delivered a donated kidney that was then successfully transplanted into a patient, University of Maryland Medical Center said last week. Unmanned aircraft delivery could soon become the fastest, safest and least expensive method for beating the organ transplant clock, the drone developers say.

A Precious Payload

SOURCE: AOPA

NOVEMBER 26, 2018

A University of Maryland team composed of unmanned aircraft experts and a transplant surgeon demonstrated how drones may soon become vital links in a transportation chain that connects human organs with patients whose survival depends on their timely arrival.

Alaris approved for commercial UAS operations

SOURCE: ALARIS UNMANNED SYSTEMS

JANUARY 22, 2016

Alaris announced this week that the company received approval from the FAA to conduct commercial UAS operations using a 333 Grant of Exemption and Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for the company’s Inspire 1 and Phantom 3 systems.

Alaris to conduct UAS study for the state of Kentucky

SOURCE: ALARIS UNMANNED SYSTEMS

JANUARY 22, 2016

Alaris was awarded a prime contract by the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, Office of the Governor to conduct a study of the potential UAS Industry in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.