Skyports tests drone deliveries of meals to schools in Scotland
Building from the momentum of previous and ongoing activities in the nation, drone services and vertiport builder Skyports has agreed to operate a test program in Scotland aiming to launch routine aerial deliveries of hot meals to remote schools in the Highlands and Hebrides islands.
As Skyports previously demonstrated in its activities using UAVs to transport mail and urgent medical supplies during spikes in the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no doubt about the feasibility and effectiveness of drone deliveries of goods to far-flung or difficult to access schools in Scotland. What the trials will explore, however, is how an aerial shuttling of hot lunches abord craft with rather modest payload limits can be organized and scaled in a way to provide food for all students to be served.
The company was tapped by the nation’s western Argyll and Bute region that includes 23 inhabited islands and remote rural communities. Based on positive past experience with…