Transportation of radio equipment using FB3 Cargo Drones for leading Swiss service provider was a success
On 14th June 2021, FlyingBasket’s remotely piloted multicopter FB3, equipped with an automatic cargo hook, transported radio equipment weighing up to 80kgs across a canyon in Davos Wiesen, Jenisberg, in a pilot mission for a leading Swiss service provider cablex.
The delivery point was next to a mast tower where cablex technicians were to execute an antenna installation. According to the established evaluation criteria, the manoeuvre granted a high level of flexibility to the process, resulting in the continuation of the project into the next phase, as agreed by both parties.
“FlyingBasket is a drone provider with a lot of experience in transporting loads of up to 100 kg. They already have several successful drone operations in various countries, and you can tell that they have ambitious professionals at work,” said Martin Müller, Head of Portfolio & Business Steering, cablex.
Telecom infrastructure companies operate in a very competitive environment in Switzerland. Especially in remote areas, where there is a low population density, the associated fixed costs for optimising the network infrastructure are relatively higher. Hence, through this mission, it is proven that cargo drones can reduce costs and inefficiencies in the transportation systems of ICT infrastructure providers.
Moritz Moroder, CEO, FlyingBasket, said, “We appreciate the view and the willingness of cablex to challenge the status quo of existing methods and test an innovative solution that will be utilised in the future as part of their daily activities. And thanks to the prompt and efficient efforts of FOCA, the demonstration could be carried out smoothly in full compliance with the Swiss regulations.”