The Myth of Undeliverable Aid
How SkyLIFE is working to change conceptions of what can and can’t be aerially delivered, starting with payloads of cooking oil in South Sudan.
Our team is committed to continued innovation as technology advances and our humanitarian goals expand. Our systems are specially engineered to advance the success of fragile-payload aerial delivery. This technology is not simply about airdropping vital aid, it’s about expanding the expectations of what type of payloads can be delivered, and to whom. SkyLIFE is combatting the limitations of humanitarian relief by building technology that can truly deliver anything, anywhere.
The Implications of Radically Reimagined Air Delivery
Humanitarian aid delivery is not only about supplying food to remote and vulnerable populations, it is also about delivering food and supplies that will nourish and sustain these populations. The larger significance of SkyLIFE’s innovation is about sending a message that vulnerable communities deserve more than basic survival; they deserve the necessary tools required for a thriving and healthy life. That means designing technology that can handle the logistical requirements of fragile payloads and thinking creatively about what can and should be aerially delivered. As CEO Jeff Potter remarks, “Anyone can deliver bulk grain from the sky, but SkyLIFE is the only company that can drop an egg from 1000ft. and have it remain intact.”
Humanitarian and Development Aid
Aerial delivery closes the devastating time gap between a disaster event and the arrival of first responders. Within seconds, a box full of fresh food and water or medical supplies can be evenly distributed over communities, reaching victims directly. Time saved means lives saved. That is why SkyLIFE designs its technology to be safe, efficient, and consistent. Because SkyLIFE systems are so versatile, they can be used to facilitate more than just short-term humanitarian relief. SkyLIFE delivers immediate relief when it’s needed, but we also want to find creative solutions that will support communities for the long-term. This means working with local relief groups on specific long-term needs and delivering creative solutions like location-specific seeds and farming tools.