Skye Air Mobility’s Drone Delivery Technology Steals The Show at Drone Mela, Dharamshala

Dharamshala: Skye Air Mobility, a Delivery by Drones Logistics company from New Delhi recently participated in the Drone Mela at Dharamshala on 14 Dec 2021 attended by Hon’ble IT Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Ram Lal Markanda; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Shri Amber Dubey.

Skye Air successfully showcased its capability and products at the Drone Mela. It demonstrated autonomous BVLOS flight from SAI Sports Ground to Medical College Hospital (Tanda) covering a distance of nearly 12 km (aerial) in Himachal Pradesh. The flights were geared with vaccines and medicines by its customized small category drone named Skye Ship One.

This model has a load capacity of 5 kg with a speed of 12 m/s. The range is 20 km.

Commenting on participating in the Mela, Mr. Swapnik Jakkampudi, Co-Founder, Skye Air said, “We are extremely delighted with how the event kicked off and our efforts are being recognised and “Made in India” technology being appreciated. Our endeavour at the Drone Mela was to showcase the efficiency of drones, how life-saving medical items such as blood, vaccines and medicines can be delivered faster as compared to roads. While we have completed 750 plus successful autonomous BVLOS flights delivering vaccines, food and groceries in the last two months, with events like these we continue to keep the momentum and bring awareness about newer, advanced and cost-effective technology.”

Further giving details on the autonomous BVLOS flight taking wings on the Mela, Group Captain (Retd.) Mr. Adarsh Sidharth, COO, Skye Air, said, “The flights were equipped with consignments of vaccine and other medical supplies covering an aerial distance of 12 Kms. The model Skye Ship One that we showcased at the exhibition is characterized by high performance as well as affordability, reliability and ease of use. With its successful demonstration, we are confident it will help transform how remote areas are supplied with essential healthcare supplies.”

The autonomous drone geared with DAA and UTM technology combined various safety systems. Skye Air had two certified remote pilots who had been specifically trained for the BVLOS trials and were constantly monitoring and in complete control of the aircraft.

“With relaxed policies, liberalizing the use of drones, organising events like these and encouraging start-ups like us to participate, it is a reminder that the corridor of innovation will rain open and drone application will soon be embraced by multiple sectors as it ensures cost efficiency, it is time-saving and has the ability to reach remote areas,” said Mr. Swapnik Jakkampudi

Skye Air, manufactures and operates drone delivery services. The India-based start-up, Skye Air which is fast carving a niche in the drone delivery sector by creating faster, smarter and environment-friendly air mobility solutions. The company is concentrating its effort in designing, developing,and operating various products and services related to drone delivery and allied ecosystem. It endeavours to transform build and operate futuristic transport solutions helping mankind achieve a better life.

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