Blood Delivery Drone Company Takes Part in FAA Trial
A company called Zipline that uses drones for delivery is reportedly set to participate in a trial being organized by the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
Zipline, a company that specializes in delivering blood supplies in Rwanda, will be taking part in the UAS Integration Pilot Program which is a partnership between local governments and the commercial sector.
The firm’s new aircraft which was unveiled this week is a quad-copter with a bigger wingspan and multiple motors. The drone is said to be capable of carrying 1.75kg of cargo and has a top speed of 128 km/h.
Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo said that their newly redesigned aircraft and distribution centre system will help the company scale to meet the needs of countries around the world, including the United States.