Japan’s UAS association JUIDA becomes latest member of Drone Logistics Ecosystem

The Japan Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Industrial Development Association (JUIDA) has joined Drone Logistics Ecosystem (DLE), the association of industry, research and public entities working to stimulate innovation and commercialisation in the drone logistics industry.

JUIDA is considered as one of the world’s largest UAV/drone associations, with 20,000 members across Japan, and it is currently collaborating with other well-established Drone associations around the world, in the field of education, safety management, technology in commercial and industrial Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

President of JUIDA, Professor Emeritus Shinji Suzuki said Suggestion: “Efforts of drone logistics have been active in Japan since the government proposed in 2015. In 2022, the implementation of drone logistics is expected to accelerate due to the enforcement of the Aviation Law Amendment to realize BVLOS flight in manned areas. Currently, major aviation and logistics companies are conducting demonstration experiments in cooperation with local governments. We hope that the knowledge and experience gathered at DLE and JUIDA will lead to optimal solutions in all aspects of drone logistics and contribute to the SDGs.”

President of DLE, Ali Jahanshahi said: “The emerging drone (logistic) industry requires coordination between all the stakeholders, anything from inventors, engineering and software developers, consulting firms, drone manufacturers, national civil aviation regulators, insurance companies, investors, all the way to educators/Universities and public advocacy groups. The collaboration with JUIDA and DLE is a great opportunity for both our organisations to have a larger impact on the emerging drone logistics industry.”

CEO of DroNext, DLE Chapter Director, East Asia, Asa Quesenberry said: “the future of aerial logistics and the overall growth of the Advanced Aerial Mobility sector looks bright despite several remaining challenges and hurdles for the industry as a whole. The agreement between JUIDA and DLE embodies such a situation. JUIDA’s deep industry knowledge and ability to execute combined with the innovative work being done by current DLE member companies have the potential to push forward the adoption and implementation of drone logistics systems not only in Japan but also abroad. It will be exciting to see the opportunities and collaborations that come from JUIDA’s enrolment in the ecosystem.”

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