Offshore Drone Delivery With German Airways And Wingcopter
German Airways parent company Zeitfracht Group has entered into a partnership with drone manufacturer Wingcopter, with the aim of deploying unmanned aircraft worldwide for offshore drone delivery to wind farms and sailing ships. The drones will be deployed from the second half of 2024. A total of 132 delivery drones of the Wingcopter 198 type will be purchased for this purpose.
The construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms for the purpose of the energy transition entails considerable logistical challenges. For example, special spare parts have to be transferred regularly. At the moment this is still done by ship or helicopter, but delivery drones will be considered for this in the future. These are expected to be able to transport parts to offshore locations faster, cheaper and safer.
The German Zeitfracht Group – parent company of German Airways – has therefore entered into a partnership with the also German company Wingcopter. The…