“…Australian drone-powered logistics company Swoop Aero, and commercial drone safety innovator, Iris Automation, have entered into a partnership to offer Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone solutions to global clients seeking to safely unlock the skies above cities and solve logistics challenges in remote and rural areas.
Swoop Aero has extensive experience providing drone logistics services to customers requiring safe, sustainable transportation in areas where ground or traditional air access is inaccessible, too slow, or not economical. Its mission is to transform the way the world moves by making access to the skies seamless.
The partnership enhances Swoop Aero’s ability to expand across global markets and support a broader range of customer missions by enabling the company to obtain complex operational approvals and certifications. Swoop Aero recently announced medical supply delivery operations with EBOS Healthcare in Australia and joined New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) airspace integration trial program. Both operations incorporate Iris Automation’s Casia detect-and-avoid technology to improve air safety.
The announcement of the partnership follows Swoop Aero’s recent unveiling of its new announced aircraft, Kite, which has been designed with precision for urban flight and high-impact rural and remote operations. Swoop Aero considers Kite the most advanced aircraft in its category to progress through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification program in the USA. Kite is Swoop Aero’s full technology stack centrepiece, including hardware, software, and supporting infrastructure. Kite will likewise support integrating Iris Automation’s Casia detect-and-avoid technology as part of its suite of safety features available to meet operational and customer requirements.