Wingcopter hopes to Establish Networks of 12,000 Delivery Drones in Africa

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Wingcopter, a leader in drone delivery, announced today the formation of a partnership with Atlantic Trust Holding subsidiary Continental Drones Ltd. in order to help establish delivery networks of thousands of drones throughout Africa, both strengthening existing supply chains and creating entirely new ones.

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Under the partnership, Continental Drones has become a Wingcopter Authorized Partner (WAPP) for all 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The two companies seek to deploy 12,000 Wingcopter 198 delivery drones across the continent over the course of the next five years, which would be the largest ever commercial deployment in the global delivery drone industry.

Many African regions lack sufficient infrastructure for universal health coverage and economic development. The establishment of extensive drone delivery networks…