The white van, the brown van, the yellow van or the coloured van… rail transport, trucks… sometimes helicopter. Sometimes even bicycles (we approve of this as a green solution, but it clearly has its limits!).
- Logistics firms
- Transport companies
- 3rd Party logistics (3PL) companies
- Express delivery companies
- National and international delivery companies
- Disaster Relief and delivery services to “Hard to Reach”
In high density populated areas, there is an economic imperative to maximise transport asset usage on a 24/7 basis to improve return on investment. This has to be achieved despite the constraints of local infrastructure: densely populated and heavily congested areas and overstretched road/rail networks all add up to costly delays.
In remote areas or countries with low infrastructure level heavy duty trucks covering long distances are slow, unreliable and expensive.
All of this has a heavy environmental cost.
A fleet of Unmanned Air Cargo (UAC) craft, with a centrally-based team of pilots can work 24/7, navigating congested and hard-to-reach areas and reducing costly delays. Switching to fully electrical and/or hybrid UAC for regional and local transport is also a major step towards sustainability within the supply chain.
Our designs offer fully electric or hybrid transport from 10kg to 2 tonnes (total take-off weight). Our vehicles will comply with full IFR flight requirements and all standard commercial avionics will be on-board from known manufacturers and complying with users’ local regulation.
For countries with poor infrastructure or terrain conditions, UAC drone fleets can stop over at stations for refuelling – either battery changing or standard fuel. This offers opportunities to develop infrastructure and local economies more economically and much faster than with roads, bridges, or rail-tracks.
The Micron series drones with Vertical Take-off Landing wings will carry payloads and be able to take off and land in confined areas. – link to Micron Video
Regulations may apply to UAC- please follow, PUCA, FAA and AESA.