Open Skies Cornwall begins a new phase of drone development
Another phase of drone development activity has been initiated in the UK, with the Open Skies Cornwall program assembling nearly a dozen partners to test use cases and recruit additional participants to facilitate regular UAV services along the southwest England peninsula.
Backed by nearly $3 million from the UK Research and Innovation’s Future Flight Challenge project, Open Skies Cornwall will be operating drones initially on a set of four “sky-highways,” or low altitude corridors in which UAVs will fly trial delivery missions. The objective is for those to start transporting supplies like medicine or critical payloads to remote communities or offshore ships in what is hoped will be increasing traffic as the 15-month test schedule advances.
Headed by UAV training and flight organizing company DronePrep, Open Skies Cornwall has been joined by drone delivery services and vertiport specialist Skyports, the UK’s National Health Service, Royal Mail,…