California-based New Frontier Aerospace (NFA) today announced the appointment of Dr. Jeremy D. Tucker to the position of Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Tucker has a unique combination of medical and technical experience. He is a Co-Founder of Drone Delivery Systems, Inc., Executive Director of the Patient Safety Organization at US Acute Care Solutions LLC., and a practicing Emergency Room physician.
With his extensive knowledge of the drone delivery and healthcare industries, Dr. Tucker will be responsible for overseeing the development of a new medical line of business for NFA.
“As a leader in emergency medicine, expert on medical drone systems, and co-founder of his own secure drone delivery company, Dr. Tucker is an ideal fit for New Frontier Aerospace,” said Bill Bruner, CEO, New Frontier Aerospace.
NFA’s autonomous vertical takeoff and landing jet drone technology combines the best features of a helicopter and a jet airplane. It can transport perishable medical supplies and transplant organs to patients in need; resupply military forces; and deliver high-priority parcels to homes and businesses – faster than conventional drone technology.
NFA is supported by i-GATE, operator of The Switch in Livermore, California – an incubator for hard tech startups on a mission to change the world. I-GATE was founded by the City of Livermore, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories (California).End