Airbus Trials Shore-to-Ship Drone Deliveries

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Airbus Trials Shore-to-Ship Drone Deliveries
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Airbus has announced that it has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time that UAS (unmanned aerial system) technology has been deployed in real port conditions, to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage.

The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel ‘M/V Pacific Centurion’, 1.5km from the shoreline of Singapore’s Marina South Pier, carrying 1.5kg of 3D printed consumables. Landing safely on the ship...


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