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Drone Cargo Delivery Trialling In Whitsundays

A drone company dedicated to supplying regional and remote communities with cargo deliveries of up to 55 kilograms is set to trial the devices across the Whitsundays in July and August this year.

The long-range Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) are able to fly up to four hours without recharging - aiming to link regional areas like never before.

The trial has been made possible by a $5.3 million Australian Government grant designated for the exploration of alternative transport systems.

RevAero is the company behind the invention and a spokesperson said they are looking forward to demonstrating how the distribution of goods and services can be achieved at scale.

With these clever devices they hope to be able to bridge the gap created by Australia's vast distances and enhance connectivity for regional communities.

“We aim to provide reliable cargo delivery into remote or infrastructure-limited areas,” said the RevAero spokesperson.

“Our service bridges the gap between established long-mile logistics and remote or regional endpoints that are disadvantaged by inadequate or absent infrastructure.

“This capability is also suitable for urgent response scenarios such as Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Recovery (HADR).”

The upcoming trials in the Whitsunday islands will feature flights around Shute Harbour, Proserpine, Daydream Island, and Hayman Island.

The drones can carry up to 55kg and travel up to four hours non-stop. Photo supplied

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