Monday, October 21, 2019

SpiceXpress plans experimenting last mile delivery through drone in 3 months

To augment its delivery business, SpiceJet dedicated air cargo service SpiceXpress is planning to use drones for last-mile delivery. The company has tied up with drone manufacturer Throttle Aerospace Systems, which will provide drones and assist in the initial testing phase.

It plans to take part in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) experimental beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations. The company will start operation once it gets regulatory approval from DGCA.

A consortium led by SpiceXpress aims to begin experimental flights by early January added the report. SpiceXpress will use the services for urgent delivery, said an ET report.

SpiceJet cargo division already offers express delivery services of medicines, organs, blood, and e-commerce shipments. As airports fall in no-fly zones, which is outlined in govt policy, the parcels will first be moved to a warehouse by road then to customers by drone.
Last year in September, SpiceJet had started SpiceXpress to cash in on the boom in online retail. At present, it offers cargo capacity on its passenger aircraft connecting 47 domestic and seven international destinations.
21/10/19 Jitendra Singh/Entracker
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