Zipline’s regular drone deliveries debut in Nigeria’s Kaduna state
Instant logistics specialist Zipline has commenced regular commercial drone deliveries in Nigeria’s Kaduna state, following a series of test flights and approval by national regulators.
As frequently is the case in its work, San Francisco-based Zipline began its regular aerial activity in Kaduna with drone deliveries of medical supplies to health centers across the state. The main facility served is the Galadimawa Primary Health Centre, with automated UAV flights originating from Zipline’s Pambegua hub – the first opened in its broader effort to extend medical care throughout Nigeria.
The launch of routine drone deliveries in Kaduna state follows a series of trials Zipline began in June as part of its plans to transport vaccines, blood products, and other medical supplies to about 500 facilities that serve around two million people. It came after awaited authorization of Nigerian regulators and followed news last week of Zipline partnering…