Wingcopter drones to deliver spare parts to offshore wind farms
Wingcopter says it’s teaming up with German Airways to explore the use of drones in the delivery of spare parts to offshore wind farms. This development comes days after two Singapore-based firms announced their plans to produce offshore wind farm delivery drones that would operate at 90% lower costs than current methods that involve the use of boats or helicopters.
As part of this new deal, Zeitfracht Group, the parent company of German Airways, will purchase 17 Wingcopter 198 triple-drop delivery drones. The group will also be presented with an option to procure another 115 drones until 2023. The aircraft will finally be deployed offshore in the second half of 2024, once test flights prove satisfactory.
At the time of deployment, Wingcopter’s delivery drones would take off from the Rostock Airport, requiring to land with pinpoint accuracy on a moving ship. Wingcopter says it will work closely with German Airways to develop this technologically demanding…