Zipline discusses its award-winning global drone delivery innovation
Trailblazing instant logistics company Zipline — along with its government partners in Rwanda and Ghana – is being honored later this month by the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) for its contributions to global aviation innovation by its medical drone delivery work in Africa. Zipline’s go-to-market director Daniel Blay talks to DroneDJ about being chosen to receive the David Morrison Innovation Award and the company’s broadening, diversifying UAV activities around the world.
Since beginning with tightly-focused deliveries of blood products in Rwanda in 2017, Zipline has created increasingly sophisticated drone transportation networks across Africa that – among other things – supply COVID-19 vaccines, which require ultracold storage, to distant localities in Ghana. Its UAVs serve thousands of hospitals and health facilities across the continent and have completed over 425,000 missions, carrying more than 4.5 million products – including over…