Swoop Aero in Christchurch NZ Urban Drone Delivery
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, air logistics leader Swoop Aero announced the formation of a partnership with ChristchurchNZ’s Urban Development team in order to create a network that will include Swoop Aero’s Aviary, an autonomous docking station for a fleet of drones that blends landing infrastructure, charging technology, payload exchange, and a user interface to allow for the seamless scaling of integrated drone logistics.
Swoop Aero has carried out upwards of 13,000 Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations since 2017, completing more than 750,000 deliveries across the globe. Becoming the first company in the world to deliver a vaccine via a commercial drone operation in 2018, Swoop Aero worked alongside the Government of Vanuatu and UNICEF, with funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), to raise child…