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.