Next step for the Parcelcopter-Project at Deutsche Post DHL:
From the city Norden to the island of Juist the copter of microdrones will go into regular operations. More than twelve kilometers will be autonomously »bridged« by the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) without any intervention of a pilot. Remarkable: For the first time the system is operating out of sight of a human operator (BVLOS – Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) and is therefore likely to be the first of its category which has ever completed such a mission with official approval. The goal is to carry medicine or other urgently needed items fast and flexible. In last year’s December a Parcelcopter has already flown across the river Rhine in Bonn for testing purposes. The current field test now take place with additional support from the Institute of Flight System Dynamics of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH).