New Delhi, March 16, 2022: Drone Delivery logistics firm ,Skye Air Mobility, recently completed 1000 deliveries via its flagship Skye Ship One, within 6 months.
Some notable milestones included its association with the Telangana Government’s ‘Medicine from the Sky project’ as well as Skye Air under different consortiums-- Flipkart Air consortium, Blue Dart Med Express Consortium & Dunzo Med-Air Consortium.
Skye Air has been the first drone delivery company from India which has showcased Indigenised drones at the Dubai Air Show marking a defined space for India in the drone logistics ecosystem globally. The company also transported 100 kgs of Lakadong turmeric in remote parts of Meghalaya. Through autonomous BVLoS flight lifting a combined payload of 100 kgs of dry turmeric. The flights took place with Skye Air’s flagship product “Skye Ship One” and “Atlantis”.
Skye Air has successfully showcased its capability and products at the Drone Mela, Dharamshala which has organised by Himachal Govt. It demonstrated autonomous BVLOS flight from SAI Sports Ground to Medical College Hospital (Tanda) covering a distance of nearly 12 km (aerial) in Himachal Pradesh. The flights were geared with vaccines and medicines by its customized small category drone named Skye Ship One. The aim was to showcase the efficiency of drones, how life-saving medical items such as blood, vaccines and medicines can be delivered faster as compared to roads.
The drone delivery start-up has joined hands with the diagnostics chain, Redcliffe Labs to take healthcare & pathology services to remote areas of the country using drone technology. The start-up has penetrated different urban, semi-urban and remote corners of the country using drone delivery technology. The First set of BVLOS trials showcased faster supply chain for diagnostic sample delivery leading to quicker diagnostic results successfully kicked off in Noida, Greater Noida and Meerut.
Says Ankit Kumar, CEO, Skye Air Mobility: "The Drone Rules 2021 has given wings to the Drone Delivery space in India. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has been on the forefront with a mission to make India a global drone hub by 2030. We are very grateful to the authorities for providing the right push to this industry. Our clients such as Dunzo Digital, Flipkart, Blue Dart Express, Redcliffe Labs have entrusted us with a greater responsibility of transporting packages in a safe and secure environment. We thrive on the success and happy smiles of our clients and this day when we celebrate 1000+ delivery milestone, we dedicate this to our clients, regulators and our well-capable team who have made this possible. And this is just the beginning, because we are warming up for achieving greater success not just in India but also in other nations. Our goal remains to impact lives of many by providing faster, efficient and cost-effective deliveries.
He also announced that Skye Air in association with Redcliffe Labs is going to commence flights in hard to reach territories of Upper North India.