How do dangerous goods regulations apply to uncrewed aerial vehicles transporting medical cargos?

Authors: Grote, M., Cherrett, T., Oakey, A., Royall, P.G., Whalley, S. and Dickinson, J.

Journal: Drones

Volume: 5

Issue: 2

eISSN: 2504-446X

DOI: 10.3390/drones5020038

Abstract:

Commercial operations of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) are expanding, with medical logistics using UAVs as part of health service supply chains being targeted. The ability to transport cargos that include items classified as Dangerous Goods (DGs) is a significant factor in enabling UAV logistics to assist medical supply chains, but DG regulations for air transport have developed from the perspective of crewed aircraft and not UAVs. This paper provides an important audit of the current DG regulations, best practice in their application and the development of much-needed new governance that will be required to fully exploit UAVs for the safe transport of DGs in medical logistics. Findings from the audit provide a summary of the circumstances and potential challenges resulting from the application of DG regulations as they stand to UAV operations, particularly for medical logistics, and convenient guidance on the practical implications of DG regulations for UAV operators. The main conclusion is that this is an under-researched domain, not yet given full consideration in a holistic way by regulators, governments, industry bodies, practitioners or academia.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35530/

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How Do Dangerous Goods Regulations Apply to Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles Transporting Medical Cargos?

Authors: Grote, M., Cherrett, T., Oakey, A., Royall, P.G., Whalley, S. and Dickinson, J.

Journal: DRONES

Volume: 5

Issue: 2

eISSN: 2504-446X

DOI: 10.3390/drones5020038

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35530/

Source: Web of Science (Lite)

How Do Dangerous Goods Regulations Apply to Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles Transporting Medical Cargos?

Authors: Dickinson, J.

Journal: Drones

DOI: 10.3390/drones5020038

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/35530/

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