The Next Big Leap In Air Logistics?
Houston’s very own Bristow Group is making some major waves in the world of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Once known primarily for helicopters, they’re now pushing the envelope with the introduction of some high-tech cargo drones.
The Buzz about Bristow’s Big Buy
So, here’s the scoop: Just the other day, Bristow revealed they’ve put down deposits to get their hands on five of Elroy Air’s Chaparral VTOL cargo drones early. This isn’t a small deal – these drones are a big part of their goal to preorder a whopping 100 Chaparral systems, a move they announced last July. The main highlight? Bristow’s going to be among the first to get these commercial drones right off the assembly line.
Why does this matter? Well, Elroy Air is hinting at launching its first deliveries in 2025. With Bristow’s global reach in helicopter services, they’re aiming to use these drones across the globe, focusing on cargo logistics, healthcare, and energy sectors.