Drone delivery services growing at extraordinary rate – new Unmanned Airspace survey

The drone delivery market has undergone a period of extraordinary growth over the last six months, with 45 countries now implementing or planning to implement drone delivery services, according to the latest survey by Unmanned Airspace.

The survey has broken the market into five sub-markets: freight & logistics; industrial; medical deliveries; post & parcels deliveries; retail.  While the medical delivery sector is currently the most active of these submarkets there has been considerable growth in retail deliveries and freight & logistics.

In particular the last few months have seen a rapid growth in the number of projects involving drones transporting freight over seas and oceans.

  • The first long-range unmanned UAV delivery in the Bahamas was made on June 18, 2019.
  • Also in June 2019 the Indonesian airline Garuda announced it will operate 100 Chinese Beihang BKZ-005 drones delivering freight to remote islands.
  • In July, Rakuten partnered with Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu to test drone delivery service, delivering products to Sarushima island in Tokyo Bay
  • In August Canada Post, in partnership with London Drugs and InDro Robotics, successfully completed Canada’s first BVLOS flight carrying pharmaceuticals via drone from a London Drugs pharmacy to remote Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.
  • In September 2019 a consortium of FlyLogix, Total, NATS, Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) launched a drone inspection and logistics service in the North Sea

While China is leading the way in the scale, number and complexity of operations, Canada and the USA are also increasing their drone delivery services, though many of the USA’s programmes are still in the experimental, rather than fully operational phase. Iceland’s Aha Flytrex retail drone delivery network in Reykjavik continues to expand with tests underway on more water-proofed drones. New generations of larger, more capable freight carrying drones with longer ranges are also entering the market. But it has not been all plain sailing. In August 2019 Swiss Post grounded its delivery drone operation following a second crash.

Freight and logistics

Country Operator/project leader Type of operation For more information
Antigua UN Ops, Antigua Computer Technology (ACT), the government of Antigua, Drone Delivery Systems Drone Delivery Systems in mid-2019 successfully performed drone deliveries to a secure smart mailbox called AirBox Home.

 

https://www.geospatialworld.net/news/airbox-drone-delivery-tests-conducted-successfully-in-antigua/
Bahamas Volans-i and Fli Drone The first long-range unmanned UAV delivery in the Bahamas was made on June 18, 2019. Over the next 6-12 months the operators will expand missions to 70 plus locations serviced from two main hubs with a capacity of transporting 1,000 lbs. of cargo per day

 

https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/bahamas-drone-delivery-service-starts-with-50-mile-test-flight-through-controlled-airspace/
Canada Drone Delivery Canada August 2018, Transport Canada approves testing of X1400 cargo delivery drone. In October 2017 the company announced it would be delivering food and goods to the Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/regulator-approves-drone-delivery-canada-trial-flights-urban-delivery-system/

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/10/18/first-nation-in-ontario-using-drones-to-help-lower-costs-create-jobs.html

Dominican Republic WeRobotics and Dronistics In June 2019 WeRobotics and Dronistics began trailing the use of personalised drone delivery services as part of the Dominican Republic Flying Lab programme in the remote mountains of Montasitos.

 

https://werobotics.org/
France Airbus and Hauts-de-France June 2019 – Airbus and the Hauts-de-France region have signed a framework partnership agreement to assess the economic development potential of air deliveries on a regional scale, including drones.

 

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/06/airbus-and-the-hautsdefrance-region-team-up-for-uav-deliveries.html
India Drone Delivery Systems August 2019 – Drone Delivery Systems has secured a distributor for India. Products in include DroneX, AirBox Home, their fleet of delivery drones, as well as AirBox Sky. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/drone-delivery-systems-to-distribute-products-throughout-nordic-region-india-and-malaysia/
Indonesia Garuda In June 2019 the Indonesian airline Garuda announced it will operate 100 Chinese Beihang BKZ-005 drones delivering freight to remote islands, The state-run airline will operate the drones from 30 logistic centres, each with a dedicated airstrip, within five years https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-24/drones-capable-of-hauling-cargo-over-oceans-tested-in-indonesia
Kenya Astral Aerial Solutions Astral Aerial Solutions (AAS) is to promote the use of Yamaha’s Fazer R G2 drone for last mile delivery of air cargo in Africa. The drone has a maximum payload of 35kgs and range of 90kms. https://www.freightweek.org/index.php/en/more-news-2/4387-astral-to-use-yamaha-drone-for-last-mile-delivery-in-kenya
Malaysia Drone Delivery Systems August 2019 – Drone Delivery Systems has secured a distributor for Malaysia. Products in include DroneX, AirBox Home, their fleet of delivery drones, as well as AirBox Sky. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/drone-delivery-systems-to-distribute-products-throughout-nordic-region-india-and-malaysia/
Norway Drone Delivery Systems August 2019 – Drone Delivery Systems has secured a distributor for the Nordic region. Products in include DroneX, AirBox Home, their fleet of delivery drones, as well as AirBox Sky. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/drone-delivery-systems-to-distribute-products-throughout-nordic-region-india-and-malaysia/
Senegal Droneship Africa Start-up launched in mid-2019 to set up drone delivery networks throughout Africa https://www.droneshipafrica.com/
Singapore Airbus and Wilhelmsen March 2019 – the two companies start shore-to-ship drone deliveries https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/airbus-wilmhelmsen-start-shore-to-ship-drone-deliveries-in-singapore/
UK FlyLogix, Total, NATS, Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) In September 2019 – the consortium announced a drone inspection and logistics service in the North Sea and allow commercial operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) easier access to UK controlled airspace for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations. https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/9/flylogix-total-launch-north-sea-drone-initiative
USA UPS In July 2019 UPS announced it would launch a drone delivery business called UPS Flight Forward.

 

https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/ups-to-launch-drone-delivery-business/
USA Flirtey With the launch of its Flirtey Eagle in September 2019 the company anticipates imminent drone delivery services to start throughout the USA in 2019/2020 https://odutempo.org/flirtey-to-conduct-drone-deliveries-to-u-s-homes-in-2019/

Industrial

Country Operator/project leader Type of operation For more information
Canada Drone Delivery Canada September 11 2019: Drone Delivery Canada (DDC), in cooperation with its sales agent Air Canada Cargo, has entered into a commercial agreement, with manufacturing company Vision Profile Extrusions Limited (Vision) to provide a delivery platform for the use of Vision between its properties in Vaughan, Ontario. Flights will be remotely monitored by DDC from its commercial operations centre also located in Vaughan, Ontario. https://www.stattimes.com/manufacturing-company-to-use-drone-delivery-canadas-drones-starting-q4-2019-air-cargo
Spain SEAT August 2019 – Car manufacturer SEAT, in collaboration with Grupo Sesé, has launched a parts delivery service using drones between two production plants in Spain, delivering steering wheels and airbags. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/seat-employs-drones-to-slash-car-part-delivery-times/
Switzerland Mercedes Zurich Matternet and siroop September 2018 –Mercedes Zurich drone delivery programme starts.

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/mercedes-zurich-drone-delivery-programme-reaches-100-flights/

Medical deliveries

Country Operator/project leader Type of operation For more information
Antigua Drone Delivery Systems In mid-2019 Drone Delivery Systems performed a 2.1 mile BVLOS flight, delivering defibrillators. https://www.geospatialworld.net/news/airbox-drone-delivery-tests-conducted-successfully-in-antigua/
Belgium Partners are Skeyes, SABCA, Unifly, NSX and Helicus. October 2018 – Medrona research initiative will deliver medical supplies by drones around Antwerp.

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/urban-air-mobility/helicus-aero-initiative-will-deliver-medical-supplies-drones-around-antwerp/ and https://www.sesarju.eu/projects/safir
Belgium Ghent University i-Know, Skeyes, Unifly, Euka, TomorrowLab, Drone Think Do, European Aviation Safety Agency, BRC Belgian Resuscitation Council, Ghent Fire Zone Central HQ. Ghent is examining the setting up of a prototype ambulance drone application. https://eu-smartcities.eu/
Belgium Skyports, AZ Turnhout hospital, the City of Turnhout In May 2019 – Skyports and partners launched a medical drone delivery service in Turnhout. during which medical products will be transported by drone.

 

skyports.net

https://www.azturnhout.be/

https://www.turnhout.be/

Canada Drone Delivery Canada In early 2019 Drone Delivery Canada successfully completed phase one of its AED (automated external defibrillator), simulating 911 emergency calls in the Township of Caledon in the Region of Peel dispatching DDC’s Sparrow drone equipped with specialized first responder payload that included an automated external defibrillator.

 

https://dronedeliverycanada.com/
Canada Canada Post, London Drugs and InDro Robotics In August 2019 Canada Post, in partnership with London Drugs and InDro Robotics, successfully completed Canada’s first BVLOS flight carrying pharmaceuticals via Drone from a London Drugs pharmacy to remote Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/london-drugs-canada-post-and-indro-robotics-successfully-test-drone-delivery-of-emergency-medications-over-pacific-ocean/
Denmark SDU UAS Centre/Healthdrone January 2019 – Blood samples and medical equipment flown by drones between Odense, Svendborg and Ærø. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/denmark-trial-inter-hospital-drone-deliveries/ and https://sundhedsdroner.dk/index.php?page=the-project
Dominican Republic Flyinglabs June 2019 – FlyingLabs and Dronistics have begun medical delivery trials in the remote mountains of Montasitos https://werobotics.org/
Ethiopia Ministry of Science and Technology October 2018 – launch of a drone-based medical equipment and supply network to remote areas of the country. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/ethiopia-launches-drone-based-medical-supply-service-remote-communities/
France Toulouse – Metropole Emergency and rapid response services (health, medical, security) are part of the city’s UAM programme. https://eu-smartcities.eu/
Ghana Zipline In the first half of 2019 Zipline began providing most of the country with access to all medical products, with four distribution centres spanning from the dense southern regions surrounding Ghana’s capital, Accra, to the remote and arid north of the country. https://flyzipline.com/impact/
Germany Airbus and EIP-SCC Niedersachsen and Nordrhein-Westfalia become part of the UAM medical delivery programme

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/first-international-urban-air-mobility-programme-deliver-medical-services-germany-netherlands/
Germany EIP-SCC Ingolstadt is part of the European Union’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) initiative and has launched air taxi and organ transport pilot programmes. https://eu-smartcities.eu/
India World Economic Forum January 2019 – the state of Andhra Pradesh began the start of testing the policy frameworks developed in the newly released Advanced Drone Operators Toolkit to enable state-wide drone delivery operations. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/andhra-pradesh-pioneer-advanced-drone-operators-toolkit-world-economic-forum/
India CDSpace Robotics Limited

 

 

In June 2019 a drone flew blood from remote village in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand to a nearby hospital.

 

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/in-possible-health-game-changer-drone-flies-blood-sample-from-remote-village-to-district-hospital-in-ukhands-tehri/articleshow/69695848.cms
Iraq Chahl Trial delivery of emergency medical supplies in Northern Iraq https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/first-responders/drone-beats-ambulance-to-deliver-first-aid-kit/
Madagascar Stony Brook University (New York, USA) and the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar Between 2016 and 2018, the ‘DrOTS: Drones Observed Therapy System in Remote Madagascar’ project was a proof-of-concept to improve TB care by using drones to fly sputum samples and medication for diagnosis and treatment between a laboratory and remote villages. https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/4/e001541
Malawi UNICEF, Virginia Tech, Malawi University, Unifly, Matternet In 2016, Unicef Malawi, in partnership with VillageReach, implemented a feasibility study on the use of drones to facilitate the transport of dry blood spots for early infant diagnosis of HIV in two rural districts. May 2018 – drones transported blood samples from the local community to the nearby medical centre. In 2019 drone deliveries of medical supplies began from Nkhata Bay District Hospital.

 

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/unifly-sets-utm-system-malawi-support-unicef-drone-operations/

and

https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/4/e001541

Netherlands Airbus and EIP-SCC Twente is part of the UAM medical delivery programme

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/first-international-urban-air-mobility-programme-deliver-medical-services-germany-netherlands/
Papua New Guinea Médecins Sans Frontières In 2014 Médecins Sans Frontières demonstrated the potential of drones in healthcare by transporting sputum samples for tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in Papua New Guinea https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/4/e001541
Philippines weRobotics Remote Area Medical (RAM) Philippines, in close coordination with the local first responder teams, conducted a medical mission in November 2018 in Jolo, Sulu to help respond to the health needs of the 30,000 residents affected by the fire, four months prior. https://werobotics.org/
Rwanda Zipline October 2016, Zipline and the government of Rwanda announced they had launched the world’s first national drone delivery service to make on-demand emergency blood deliveries to transfusion clinics across the country. https://flyzipline.com/
Senegal PATH, Senegal Government Since late 2017, the government, in collaboration with PATH, began assessing the usefulness, health impact and cost-effectiveness of drones within the health supply chain system, transporting laboratory samples for diagnostic tests, delivering treatment for medical emergencies and delivering essential medicines and medical supplies when needed between routine supply trips. https://gh.bmj.com/content/4/4/e001541
South Africa SANBS The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) plans to makes a major investment in drone deliveries. At a launch of the initiative at North Eastern Radio Flyers near Sandton the Service demonstrated its concept vehicle. As part of their proof of concept, the SA National Blood Service’s first drone project will connect two semi-rural hospitals in Gauteng which are about 9km apart – Sebokeng and Kopanong Hospitals http://www.702.co.za/articles/353067/sanbs-drones-can-deliver-four-units-of-emergency-blood
Spain Rigi Technologies  

In April 2019 Rigi Technologies announced plans drone-based medical delivery service in Mallorca

https://www.ultimahora.es/noticias/local/2019/04/25/1075043/drones-para-transporte-material-sanitario-entre-hospitales-baleares.html
Sweden Everdrone July 2019 – Swedish software and drone service developer, Everdrone, has completed its first fully autonomous deliveries between two hospitals in central Gothenburg, the company announced in a press release. The flight stretched 4.4km and was allowed due to a first-of-its-kind permit being granted by the Swedish Transport Agency. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/medical-pharmaceutical-transport/everdrone-completes-first-autonomous-drone-delivery-between-hospitals-in-sweden/
Switzerland Swiss Post December 2018 – Transport laboratory samples by drone on behalf of Swiss Post from University Hospital Zurich (USZ) to the Irchel campus at the University of Zurich (UZH) begin. ttps://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/swiss-post-start-bvlos-inter-hospital-drone-delivery-flights-10-december/
Switzerland Swiss Post, Matternet June 2018 – first trials runs of medical transport link between the Tiefenau hospital and University Hospital Insel. In August 2019 Swiss Post grounded its delivery drone operation following a second crash https://www.post.ch/en/about-us/company/media/press-releases/2018/swiss-post-begins-transporting-laboratory-samples-for-insel-gruppe
Tanzania DHL In October 2018 parcels delivery company DHL successfully completed trials of a drone-based medicine delivery service to customers on an island in Lake Victoria. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/dhl-trials-bvlos-medicine-delivery-flights-across-lake-victoria-tanzania/
Tanzania Zipline In August 2017 the government of Tanzania announced it was launching the world’s largest drone delivery service to provide medicines to remote communities. https://flyzipline.com/
Thailand Fling February 2019 – Trial medical deliveries started https://fling.asia/
USA University of Maryland Medical Center , University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. AiRXOS, TEDCO .

 

In April 2019 University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore was the site of the first US drone delivery of an organ used in a transplant.

 

https://technical.ly/baltimore/2019/04/29/university-of-maryland-medical-center-received-the-first-drone-delivered-organ-used-for-transplant/
USA UPS, FAA, Matternet In March 2019 UPS initiated the first FAA-sanctioned use of a drone for routine revenue flights involving the transport of a product. The FAA approval was for a contractual delivery agreement in the United States at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in Raleigh, N.C. In this program, the company delivers medical samples via unmanned drones, supplementing a ground courier service. UPS intends to expand its drone delivery service to other hospitals or campus settings.

 

https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/ups-to-launch-drone-delivery-business/
USA Flirtey In July 2019 Flirtey announced it will begin delivery of automated external defibrillator (AED) and commercial packages to homes in the United States in 2020 https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/flirtey-to-begin-drone-package-delivery-by-2020/
USA Pierce Aerospace and Redwing Lab August 2019 Pierce Aerospace and Redwing Labs report they aim to expand BVLOS operations for commercial healthcare deliveries. Redwing Labs has already demonstrated some of these components in Papua New Guinea. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/medical-pharmaceutical-transport/pierce-redwing-partnership-targets-bvlos-global-medical-deliveries/
USA FAA Integration Pilot Program (IPP) project. Reno, NV – time-sensitive delivery of life-saving medical equipment, such as medical defibrillators in emergency situations in both urban and rural environments. https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_partnerships/integration_pilot_program/lead_participants/
Vanuatu UNICEF, Swoop and Wingcopter In October 2018 Vanuatu Government commercial contracts to trial the use of drones to bring lifesaving vaccines to children living in remote rural islands. ttps://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/vanuatu-government-trial-drone-deliveries-medical-supplies-remote-islands/

Postal and parcels deliveries

Country Operator/project leader Type of operation For more information
China DHL and Ehang In May 2019 Germany’s DHL Express and China’s EHang entered into a strategic partnership to jointly launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China https://www.dpdhl.com/en/media-relations/press-releases/2019/dhl-launches-its-first-regular-fully-automated-and-intelligent-urban-dro
Estonia SESAR GOF programme Parcels deliveries between Helsinki and Tallin planned as part of the SESAR network of demonstrator programmes. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/imminent-gulf-of-finland-sesar-project-to-trial-parcel-deliveries-by-drone/
Finland SESAR GOF programme Parcels deliveries between Helsinki and Tallin planned as part of the SESAR network of demonstrator programmes. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/imminent-gulf-of-finland-sesar-project-to-trial-parcel-deliveries-by-drone/
France DPD In January 2018 trials of drone deliveries were announced for launch between Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume and Pourrières. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/special-report-delivery-drone-six-drone-delivery-programmes-started-europe/
Ireland An Post and SkyTango In July 2018 – An Post starts trials of off-shore drone delivery flights.

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/irelands-post-autonomous-drone-mail-delivery-flights-start/
Japan Rakuten January 2019 – Drone delivery packages start in rural Japan. (https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncat).egorized/rakuten-start-drone-package-deliveries-rural-japan-april-news-report).
Singapore Airbus Skyways February 2018 – Airbus Skyways Singapore parcel delivery drone makes first flight.

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/airbus-skyways-singapore-parcel-delivery-drone-makes-first-flight/
South Korea Korea Post Remote mail deliveries to start in 2021. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/korea-post-develops-utm-system-will-start-remote-mail-drone-deliveries-2021/
UK Vodafone December 2018 – Start of 4G mobile phone delivery trials in Scottish islands. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/vodafone-makes-uks-first-4g-mobile-network-drone-delivery/
USA Flirtey March 2019 – BVLOS drone delivery flight trials start in Reno. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/flirtey-to-conduct-bvlos-drone-delivery-flights-in-reno/
USA FAA Integration Pilot Program (IPP) project. Herndon, VA – the programme will facilitate package delivery in rural and urban settings. https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_partnerships/integration_pilot_program/lead_participants/
USA FAA Integration Pilot Program (IPP) project. Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Memphis, TN: inspection of FedEx aircraft and package delivery. https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_partnerships/integration_pilot_program/lead_participants/
USA FAA Integration Pilot Program (IPP) project. Workhorse Group Inc’s HorseFly truck-launched Autonomous Drone Package Delivery System is now making package deliveries to homes in the Cincinnati area https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_partnerships/integration_pilot_program/lead_participants/

Retail – including food and drink

Country Operator/project leader Type of operation For more information
Australia Wing October 2017, first trials of goods deliveries by drone to rural Australian customers. Operations later extended to suburban Canberra. In April 2019 Wing’s Canberra drone delivery programme was given an operating licence by CASA to spread its operations to Gungahlin in the north of the city. In September 2019 Wing announced it would start delivering products from hot coffee to hardware, from three local businesses: Extraction Artisan Coffee, Friendly Grocer Crestmead, and Browns Plains Hardware in Logan, Southeast Queensland.

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/alphabet-project-x-delivers-food-pharmaceuticals-australia/

 

https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/residents-reportedly-unhappy-with-project-wing-canberra-drone-delivery-trials/

China Ele.me May 2018 – Ele.me starts food delivery by drone in Shanghai. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/ele-starts-food-delivery-drone-shanghai/
China JD.com 2015 – rural drone deliveries start. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/latest-news-and-information/rakuten-and-jd-link-to-provide-unmanned-air-and-ground-delivery-services-in-japan/
China SF Express March 2018 – SF Express secured China’s first provisional drone operating licence to begin deliveries of food within the country’s pilot zones approved by the CAAC.

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/chinas-sf-express-given-licence-start-drone-based-transport-network/
China Songba Airfreight, Antwork, Subway, KFC September 2019 – Songba Airfreight announced it is now offering a service to deliver takeout orders from restaurants, including Subway or KFC, to customers in Hangzhou. Customers via WeChat https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/chinese-drones-deliver-kfc-subway-video/
Dubai Costa Coffee September 2017 – First trials of a coffee drone delivery system https://www.arabianbusiness.com/industries/technology/379426-costa-coffee-tests-drone-delivery-service-in-dubai
Finland Skyports and partners March 2019 – K-Maret deliveries to customers in Vantaa https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/drone-delivery-trials-start-in-finland-with-skyports-and-partners/
Germany Emqopter February 2019 – Trials began delivering pizza and industrial parts by drones Wurzburg (Germany)-based drone-technology company Emqopter.

 

https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/germanys-emqopter-delivering-pizza-industrial-parts-deliveries-drones/
Iceland Aha and Flytrex Commercial drone delivery flights began in Reykjavik from 2018, by operator Aha and Flytrex. Aha is permitted to fly 13 routes around Reykjavik, giving the two companies effective coverage of around half the city https://www.unmannedairspace.info/utm-industry-leader-interview/flight-drone-least-risky-part-process-maron-kristofersson-aha/
India Zomato June 2019 – Food delivery company Zomato reports it has successfully tested food delivery from a hybrid drone.  

https://www.zomato.com/blog/drone-test

 

Japan Rakuten, Seiyu Rakuten has partnered with Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu to test drone delivery service, from 4 July 2019, comprising the delivery of products to Sarushima island in Tokyo Bay

 

https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/rakuten-and-sieyu-supermarket-company-to-test-drone-deliveries-in-japan-in-july/
Indonesia JD.Com January 2019 – Drone delivery trials began with JD.com. https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/chinese-retailer-jd-com-starts-first-drone-delivery-flights-indonesia/
Malaysia Average Drone Sdn Bhd and Futurise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cyberview, a company owned by the Ministry of Finance.

 

June 2019 – Three month food delivery trial service planned. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/food-deliveries-by-drone-to-start-in-malaysia-by-end-of-the-month/
USA Flirtey March 2019 – BVLOS drone delivery flight trials start in Reno. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/flirtey-to-conduct-bvlos-drone-delivery-flights-in-reno/
USA Wing August 2018 – in Virginia, Wing starts BVLOS urban area drone delivery trials.

 

ttps://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/project-wing-starts-bvlos-urban-area-drone-delivery-trials/
USA

 

 

Wing July 2019 – Wing announces it aims to site its first air-retail delivery hub in Christianburg, central Virginia. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/small-virginia-town-scoops-us-first-drone-delivery-service/
USA Flytrex October 2018 – drone deliveries to King’s Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, North Dakota. https://www.flytrex.com/projects/north-dakota/
USA Flytrex/Causey Aviation Unmanned

 

FAA Integration Pilot Program (IPP) project.

August 2019 – Flytrex and Causey Aviation Unmanned (CAU) have received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin food deliveries by drone in Holly Springs, North Carolina. https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/flytrex-and-causey-aviation-unmanned-get-faa-approval-to-deliver-food-in-north-carolina/

https://content.dji.com/drones-for-good-drone-delivery/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=D4G-delivery

 

 

 

 

USA FAA Integration Pilot Program (IPP) project. Herndon, VA – the programme will facilitate package delivery in rural and urban settings. https://www.faa.gov/uas/programs_partnerships/integration_pilot_program/lead_participants/
USA Uber In May 2019 Uber Technologies filed an application with the FAA for exemptions from 16 federal safety and operational regulations – including conforming to onboard navigational and communication equipment requirements – to begin food delivery in very small packages in San Diego. Plans have been delayed after the company failed to get approval in time.

 

https://www.urbanairmobilitynews.com/express-delivery/no-mcdonalds-by-uber-drone-for-san-diegans-this-summer-after-regulatory-delay/

 

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