Offshore Drone Deliveries: Wingcopter and German Airways
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
In a joint letter of intent with Wingcopter, logistics and aviation holding company Zeitfracht Group and its subsidiary German Airways have pledged to acquire 17 Wingcopter 198 delivery drones, with the option to order 115 more by the end of 2023. The drones are set to be deployed in the back half of 2024, and will make Zeitfracht Group and its subsidiary some of the first companies in the world to employ drones for logistics use cases.
The delivery drones are intended to be used for offshore drone deliveries, and as such require the ability to accurately land on a moving ship, a feature that German Airways and Wingcopter will collaborate to develop.
The drones will deploy from the Zeitfracht Group’s Rostock Airport, providing the Wingcopter development team with a suitable location at which to carry out extended test flights and process collected…