Skyports Drone Services aces UAV medical delivery trials in Japan
The UK-based UAV delivery specialist Skyports Drone Services has extended its activities in Japan through a successfully completed proof-of-concept trial transporting medical supplies between hospitals and clinics in Kaga City.
Skyports Drone Services says the proof-of-concept (PoC) project delivered medical payloads of up to 3 kilos between Kaga Medical Center and two clinics in the region. It was carried out in cooperation with the Kanematsu Corporation, which has been investing in UAV and advanced air mobility (AAM) development in Japan, and has an equity stake in Skyports.
In addition to once again demonstrating the ability of drones to deliver medical payloads in a safe and effective manner, Skyports’ trial run in Japan sliced 50% off transport time compared to current ground options. The company said it also provided valuable insights toward developing criteria for assessing and selecting take-off and landing sites, as well as determining…