Commercial food delivery carried out by drone
25 October 2021
DRONE COMPANY Aerit completed Sweden’s first commercial beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) food delivery in collaboration with Region Halland using its autonomous drone the Nimbi.
The delivery flight began at Hygge, a local cafe near Tylösand beach, where a freshly made galette cake was winched into the Nimbi waiting at hover. The Nimbi then ascended into the sky and flew a pre-planned 2.7km route to the delivery location where the package was lowered to the ground. Jimmy Sandberg, Marketing Manager for Region Halland, was the recipient of the delivery.
The galette was delivered as part of a pilot project designed to explore both the technical and regulatory aspects of drone delivery under new EU wide regulations allowing for commercial drone operations. The regulations came came into effect in January of this year.
Aerit’s Nimbi delivery drones are battery powered with a max payload capacity of 4kg. Nimbi features an autonomous winching system that allows for both package pick-up and drop-off without the need for additional infrastructure. Aerit will begin offering continuous delivery services in select locations across Sweden in 2022.