After the resounding success in contributing to the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) COVID-19 response, Australian drone logistics company Swoop Aero and U.K. advanced air mobility (AAM) company Skyports are extending their partnership to deploy drone delivery networks across the Americas and Europe.
The collaboration will combine Skyports’ expertise in drone delivery operations with Swoop Aero’s industry-leading technology and extensive experience to enable increased access to drone delivery solutions in locations throughout Europe and the Americas. In addition to streamlining and modernizing traditional logistics networks, the partnership will improve critical supply chains to support emergency responses, such as the COVID-19 crisis. The announcement follows Swoop Aero’s recent launch of the Kite™ aircraft.
The next-generation aircraft is designed with precision for urban flight and high-impact rural and remote operations that Swoop Aero considers will be the most advanced aircraft of its type being progressed through U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification programs. Kite™ is the centerpiece of Swoop Aero’s full technology stack, including hardware, software, and supporting infrastructure, which will be a core component empowering Skyports’ global operations.
With the partnership, Skyports will be the first partner organization of Swoop Aero to gain access to the next-generation Kite™ aircraft as part of Swoop Aero’s Kite™ Pioneer Program. Skyports will incorporate the Kite™ aircraft into its fleet for use across medical, maritime, and logistics drone delivery operations across Europe, the Americas and select countries across Asia-Pacific (APAC). Through this partnership, Skyports will enable Swoop Aero to accelerate the footprint of its technology around the world, making access to the skies seamless for more communities.