Drone delivery test flight conducted in partnership with UVL Robotics
Aramex recently announced that it has successfully completed the pilot phase of its “Future Delivery Program” in Muscat, Oman. The test flights were conducted in partnership with USA-based UVL Robotics, a technological leader offering cutting-edge drone-based solutions with AI for logistics.
The drone testing is part of Aramex’s ‘Future Delivery Programme’ aimed at leveraging the next generation of last-mile delivery solutions including drones and autonomous vehicles to boost delivery efficiencies, improve customer satisfaction, and generate cost savings in last-mile delivery.
This test is the first of a multi-phase program as Aramex embarks on its vision to fully transition its fleet to emission-free electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The pilot focused primarily on testing a fully autonomous drone to deliver parcels safely and efficiently across various terrains, distances, and weather conditions in Muscat.
“Through the successful drone delivery testing with UVL Robotics, we have proven that these automated modes of delivery will enable us to further enhance the speed, accessibility, and reliability of package deliveries, especially to remote areas with hard-to-reach terrain,” stressed Alaa Saoudi, COO– Express, Aramex.
“The success of the pilot drone delivery is a remarkable milestone of our Future Delivery Program which is a key program in our innovation and sustainability roadmap,” remarked Angad Singh, Global Director-Innovation, Aramex.
“We are looking forward to scaling up our collaboration with Aramex as a recognized industry leader – increasing the number of routes and the share of drone delivery in the total number of shipments,” stated Moosa Al Balushi, Regional Director, UVL, MENA Region.