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SkyeAir delivers frozen food by drone to Curefoods over 20-km away

Gurgaon, July 26, 2022: Leading drone delivery firm, Skye Air Mobility  has partnered with Curefoods, a cloud kitchen start-up, to deliver frozen food by drone in specially designed temperature-controlled boxes.
The collaboration kicked off with a series of BVLOS trials from Curefoods warehouse in Jhundsari to the Curefoods Kitchen Outlet at Golf Course Road, Gurgaon from July 25 to July 31.
The trials witnessed up to six flights per day, each carrying a payload of 5 kg in temperature-controlled boxes that maintained a negative 20-degree temperature to keep the frozen food fresh. The drone travelled an aerial distance of 20 kilometres in less than 30 minutes.
 Skye Air used its most reliable UAV, Skye Ship One, to facilitate real-time deliveries ensuring optimal flight safety and throughout temperature monitoring. Skye Ship One is currently the most reliable delivery drone in India, having completed more than 1200 flights.
Said Ankit Kumar, CEO, Skye Air Mobility: "We are extremely proud on our collaboration with Curefoods, this is indeed first of its kind initiative in the direction to utilise cutting -edge technology to deliver food. Curefoods has taken an innovative approach towards improving logistics and further serving the demand of consumers. Drones are faster, more accessible, cheaper to operate and capable of doing multiple sorties. With the ongoing BVLOS trials, we anticipate to gather more data on route, flight, cost-economic viability in order to develop models for commercial flights to begin in the next few months."
Added Ankit Nagori, Founder, Curefoods: "With the immense technological advancements of today, in the food-tech space drone delivery is going to change the game for food delivery in the future. With drone delivery being initiated globally, this association with Skye Air Mobility is a pilot experiment to explore drone delivery as a viable food delivery option. Starting with B2B pilot kitchen deliveries which ensure a larger quantity at a lesser cost, we will be looking at B2C food deliveries soon in the future. I am delighted to partner with Skye Air Mobility, and I look forward to bringing food-tech delivery to the forefront in India.”
Founded in 2020, Skye Air has successfully operated over 1500 flights so far.