Skyfarer UK medical drone delivery trial’s impressive initial results
In late October, DroneDJ reported about an ambitious medical drone delivery trial in the UK linking three Midlands hospitals with 24/7 on-demand service operating under the same time pressures and weather conditions a live service would. Two months into the tests, the partners behind it have communicated some impressive results.
Drone services provider Skyfarer is running the medical delivery trial using a 32-kilometer aerial corridor between hospitals in Rugby and the company’s Coventry base. The round-the-clock operation is seeking to prove the viability of UAV transport of vital, often urgently needed materials to healthcare providers in a faster, more efficient, and emission-free manner than traditional ground options. Roughly two-thirds of the way through the experiment, Skyfarer is reporting some pretty big numbers.
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