DUBAI, UAE– the Dubai-based company Microavia is joining the Drone Logistics Ecosystem to collaborate with the existing members to standardise the drone delivery industry. Microavia designs and manufactures an ecosystem of products for autonomous flight. The company products portfolio encompasses multifunctional autonomous landing stations, efficient long-range copter, payloads, advanced fleet management and positioning systems.
Altogether, a station, a copter and a flight management system (UTM) make up a DIB unit or a “drone port”. The DIB concept implies that an autonomous drone can be recharged in, and protected, by a weather-proof “drone port” equipped with auto-land systems, data transmission services, a battery swapping unit, and several other utilities. This provides endless opportunities for various industrial applications like delivery services, surveillance, and structural inspections.
“Despite the regulatory challenges and the issues with the drone delivery the major players have experienced, there are some really exciting cases which drive the industry forward – Manna, Zipline, Wingcopter. At Microavia we also believe that there’s a pool of opportunity for the robotic BVLOS platforms, especially for regular last-mile delivery missions in congested areas. So we keep our R&D team focused and keep exploring. Joining DLE has been an important milestone down that road providing us with an exclusive ability to align our vision with the other players and contribute to the development of a safer and more convenient ecosystem for all” – Alexey Lapirov, CEO, Microavia.
Drone Logistics Ecosystem™
Drone Logistics Ecosystem (DLE) is a free of charge, global multidisciplinary “quadruple helix” network of Companies, Universities, Public/Government, and Investors to stimulate innovations, collaborations, and standardisations in the drone logistics industry.
The aim of the Drone Logistics Ecosystem is to bring together stakeholders in the drone logistics industry under one roof to support the commercialisation and marketing of products of Drone Logistics members. Since the industry at its inception, most of the companies are early-stage start-ups with limited access to funding, manpower and expertise, making us an ideal platform for companies to lend their expertise for joint development of products, consulting, or simply as sub-contractors, or for any other format of cross-disciplinary/border collaboration.
The benefits of the Drone Logistics Ecosystem include.
· Inclusivity for all players in the industry with an open Drone Logistics Ecosystem.
· Standardization globally to ensure the smooth and efficient movement of goods from the factory to the end customer globally.
· A win-win for all participants in this emerging industry and the delivery and courier industry, and more importantly, the customers.