Pilot Project: Drone Supply Shelters – Science and Technology

Pilot Project: Drone Supply Shelters - Science and Technology

The cargo drone weighs 60 kg and can carry a payload of up to 100 kg.

The state of South Tyrol is investigating the use of cargo drones to transport food and other goods, such as equipment or spare parts, to the nation’s shelters. According to the Flying Basket Company of Natz-Schebs, up to 100 kg of goods can be carried per flight.

The state’s asset management has already rated the possibility of weekly deliveries to 26 state-owned shelters by drones as positive. “The regional project will help reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions, reduce noise pollution on the mountain and, in the long term, public spending as well,” believes Massimo Besen, a competent regional councilor.

Flying baskets will pick up groceries or other items from the wholesaler by delivery truck and transport the cargo drone to the agreed departure point, with only the “last mile” flown to the asylum. With a maximum weight of 100 kg, drones weighing up to 60 kg can remain in the air for 15 to 50 minutes.

Al / Loop

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