Monday, April 12, 2021

DHL drone delivers medicine across the Rhine

dhl medicine drone

This winter microdrones’ md4-1000 achieved something no other quadcopter had previously done. An md4-1000 delivered parcels with medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn, Germany to the DHL-headquarter across the Rhine River.

This project demonstrates how microdrones add a new dimension to a logistical value chain.

Using microdrones as an unmanned-cargo platform for parcels distribution provides an organization with more flexibility and capabilities to deliver parcels.

This project took place from 9th – 13th of December 2013.

Delivered parcels per day:                        8
Transported net payload:                         6000g
Total km traveled:                                     50km

We like to express our gratitude to Deutsche Post DHL for this unique and pioneering opportunity!

Special thanks to Chris, Daniel², Elmar, Gunnar, Joachim, Johannes, Jonas, Sven and the whole microdrones team for supporting this historical moment.

Special thanks to! Ferdi Fischer who is the director and coordinator of this prodigious, documentational video.

Gary Mortimer
Gary Mortimer
Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.