19 Apr '17, 4pm

Airbus signs deal with Singapore Post to trial drone package delivery in 2018

Airbus signs deal with Singapore Post to trial drone package delivery in 2018

Singapore's postal service has signed a major deal with French aerospace manufacturer Airbus to trial drone package deliveries in 2018. Singapore Post (SingPost) and Airbus' civil and military helicopter manufacturing arm Airbus Helicopters have formed a partnership to research and develop the safe use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for delivering and dropping off packages and parcels in urban environments. As part of the trial, live tests will be conducted at the National University of Singapore campus in Kent Ridge in early 2018. Sub-25kg octocopter drones from Airbus Helicopters' Skyways project will fly autonomously over predefined routes from the Port of Singapore to drop off parcels weighing a maximum of 4kg at specially defined lockers located across the campus. "The project... is designed to address real-world challenges such as safety and accurate flight in hig...

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