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About Mira Aero

Mira Aero is the technological pillar of Autonomous Aerial Delivery (Drone Delivery). It aims to significantly increase delivery capabilities, convenience and customer involvement into contactless delivery.

Mira is exploiting this lucrative market since 2015, developing and offering an enabling & breakthrough technology, eagerly awaited by the whole sector of Autonomous Aerial Delivery. The Mira Rotorcraft — the prime aerial delivery tool — is based upon unique Mira Aerial Propulsion System: True Failsafe, Gasoline hybrid direct drive, All-weather. Gasoline-powered propulsion system reduces twice the core costs of aerial delivery. Thus, Mira is aiming to provide a feasible substitute for any traditional shipping of  5...20 kg  handy packages at up to 450 km  distance.

Consumables — whether batteries, petrol or diesel — in fact, comprise significant part of any delivery service cost. Fuel cost of 1 km — whether batteries or petrol: $0.07 Mira Rotorcraft, $0.09 Own Car, $0.11 Van on-demand, $1.06 Current delivery drone. Comparing consumables cost required for an average grocery delivery, the Mira Rotorcraft is: 36% cheaper than van on-demand, 22% cheaper than using your own car, 93% cheaper than current electric fixed-wing or rotor delivery drones.

Labor cost comprises a significant part of both ground & aerial delivery. Shopping your own, the majority of consumers agree with the adage time is money — time spent shopping has a dollar value. Let's compare. Labor cost & Shopping your own per hour: $2.31 Mira Rotorcraft (Considering a single remote operator ($41/hour) who supervises 9 Mira Rotorcraft simultaneously per ½ hour, performing 18 deliveries per hour); $4.93 Courier driver of van on-demand; $19.3 Shopping your own.

The market of Autonomous Aerial (Drone) Delivery

Autonomous Aerial Delivery services, known as Drone Delivery, are becoming increasingly high demand for business & society. Since 2013, the Top-10 major Drone Delivery startups have already received over $1 Bn investments:Zipline, AntWork, Flirtey, EverDrone, Wing, Swoop Aero, Threod, Matternet, Manna Aero. By now, these companies got close to only 2000 daily drone deliveries. Nevertheless, their combined market valuation already exceeds $5 Billions. By 2030 the global market of grocery aerial delivery is expecting to beat $3.5 Tr annual turnover via performing over 3 millions daily deliveries. This is supposed to overcome the global passenger airline market annual turnover soon.

Coincidentally, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it. This is giving aerial contactless deliveries a fillip, creating The New Normal. Customers will always choose the shopping modality – whether physical or digital – that will deliver anything, anytime and anywhere.

Why cannot this market grow effectively except economy?

Why cannot this market grow effectively except economy? Existing delivery drones VS Mira Rotorcraft

Consumers used to purchase 5...20 kg per in-store shopping. Thus, the same food basket is expected to be delivered aerially. Current delivery drones' payload & endurance capabilities are insufficient for the market's expanding stage. The Mira Rotorcraft is specifically engineered to cover a whole range of demanded grocery weights and delivery distances. The Mira Rotorcraft offers 30 kg payload capacity (×8) available for sharing between cargo and fuel for both inter- and intra-city distances (×22), still keeping a package per 1 km delivered ×15 cheaper.

An average drone produces unacceptable noise exceeding the WHO value of 50 dB allowed for residential areas. Now imagine tens or even hundreds of drones buzzing around your neighborhood, delivering packages to homes and businesses. Some annoyed locals even formed a protest group to fight against noisy, intrusive & drones. The Mira Rotorcraft features unique noise reduction technologies. This makes it the first aerial delivery tool to streamline market adoption. All the rotors are shrouded in ducts with Active Noise Cancellation System. That absorbs a significant amount of mid- to high frequency energy, reducing propellers noise by 65%. Mira FlexiSilencers reduce Internal Combustion Engine exhaust noise by 90%. Non-landing cargo delivery procedure keeps the Rotorcraft 50-100 m away during cable lifting. This makes the Rotorcraft almost unhearable through distance noise regression.

Aviation safety will mandate 8-10 essential airworthiness systems, weighing 5-7 kg, be carried on board by 2030. Current delivery drones unable to locate and carry this equipment due to insufficient payload capacity. This limits drone integration into common airspace, thus, heavily restricts delivery freedom and routes. The Mira Rotorcraft was designed considering carrying any current & potentially required safety, communications & airworthiness on-board equipment to comply all the developing aviation safety rules & Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) technologies. This enables authorised Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations, appealing to the common airspace, thus, reaching mainstream adoption.

Drone-related infrastructure significantly increases delivery costs. Permanently deployed charging or docking delivery drone stations proved impractical & unsafe with public, as this means illegal flights closer than 30 meters to people. The Mira Delivery Service doesn't requre reinventing existing or deploying additional infrastructure at all. The Mira Rotocraft equipped with tele-operated 80 metre cable lift for object picking up and delivery, enabling truly non-landing & contactless The New Normal delivery. The only mobile, autonomous and secure Mira Refuelling Trailers are to be positioned in close proximity to grocery warehouses.

Inheriting low reliability from the hobby domain, every 20th drone delivery meets technical failure. The increased use of unreliable delivery drones correlates with an increase in the potential exposure to property damage, bodily injury and other liability losses. The close relatives of the Mira Rotorcraft are manned helicopters. Plus, it embodies the True Failsafe Technology, meaning no chance to fall from the sky. This enables safe & authorised flights over populated areas, thus, reaching mainstream adoption.

Mira traction and de-risking progress

Mira Rotorcraft incorporates 32 patentable objects and 55 know-how. Some are filed. The Mira Rotorcraft ROADMAP. De-risking progress

A complementary & expert Mira team

The Founder Andrew Musinov has over 20 years of experience in running seven international businesses in a variety of spheres with over 350 employees and over 1000 clients. Aviation & UAV; manufacturing; telco; marketing; IT & cybersecurity. The founder is backed by a unique and balanced international team of 27 self-driven professionals in aviation, commercialisation, piloting, law, rulemaking, engineering and software development; with an average of 15 years of experience in the area of their specialisation. The team has collaboratively contributed over US$850K own resources since 2015. R&D team. Legalisation team. Pilot team. Commercialization team.