DHL flies medicine via fixed-wing drone to Lake Victoria island [VIDEO]

DHL has completed testing of “Deliver Future,” its pilot project to transport medicine using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Ukerewe Island in East Africa’s Lake Victoria. Over a six-month period, the fixed-wing “DHL Parcelcopter 4.0” (pictured), which utilizes German drone manufacturer Wingcopter’s tilt-rotor technology, successfully flew a 37-mile route to an Ukerewe Island in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 4, 2018

DHL ‘Parcelcopter 3.0’ gets James Bond treatment in Bavaria [VIDEO]

If it’s Friday, it must be time for another drone video on ACW… OK, we admit that we have a weakness for these little unmanned gadgets, but this particular system, created by Germany-based Deutsche Post DHL, is a far cry from the spindly, insect-like “Parcelcopter” we featured back in September 2014. This is “Parcelcopter 3.0,” […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 13, 2016

Matternet, DHL to test drones with real payloads

California-based drone manufacturer, Matternet, plus DHL’s “parcelcopter” prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), both plans to begin testing their airworthiness with actual payloads in the next two months. Last year, at the CNS conference, Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of Matternet, made a joint announcement with Oliver Evans, former chief cargo officer of Swiss International Airlines, that his […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 18, 2016