Another Country Joins the Delivery-by-Drone Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 31, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Business Operations

France's postal service is reportedly creating its own delivery-by-drone system to transport medical goods to inaccessible or hard-to-reach locations.

Similar to DHL Parcel of Germany's recently announced research project of shipping goods with what it calls a “parcelcopter,” La Poste subsidiary Express Internationale GeoPost and company Atechys have conducted flights at a test site in Southern France, according to The Telegraph.

The team is using a hexacopter capable of holding packages up to 9 lbs. and 16 x 12 x 8 inches. The aircraft – which can operate in a 12-mile zone – can fly through any environment, including harsh weather conditions.

La Poste’s goal is to “reach isolated zones very rapidly … notably for urgent medical needs or blood deliveries,” the report says.

The full article from The Telegraph can be found here.

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