International logistics company DHL has completed drone delivery trials in Tanzania, flying medicines to an island in Lake Victoria using the latest version of its package-carrying unmanned aircraft. The redesigned, tiltrotor Parcelcopter 4.0 completed the 60-km (37-mi.) autonomous flight to Ukerewe Island in 40 min. on average, compared with a 6-hr., 240-km overland route on poor roads and difficult terrain. DHL began exploring the use of drones for delivery with the Parcelcopter 1.0 ...

SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THIS ARTICLE

"Drone Deliveries Focus On Overcoming Obstacles" is part of Aviation Week & Space Technology’s subscription package. 

Subscribe now to read this full article. And by subscribing, you'll also receive full coverage of what's next in technology from the experts trusted by the global aerospace & defense community. 

 

Already registered? Log in here.