JD.com has completed Indonesia’s first government approved drone flight.
Seen as a breakthrough in Southeast Asia, the large Chinese retailer hopes the successful pilot mission will open the door for future commercial drone use in the region.
Taking place on January 8, the drone flew from Jagabita Village, Parung Panjang to MIS Nurul Falah Leles Elementary School to deliver backpacks and books to students.
The items delivered by drone were part of a larger donation of supplies from JD.com to the school.
You can watched the video released by JD.com of the first flight here:
Jon Liao, chief strategy officer at JD.com, said: “It is a privilege to have contributed to this important moment in Indonesia’s history. We have been using drones for real deliveries in China for over two years now, and have seen the profound impact that the technology can have on people’s lives around the country.
He added: “We look forward to working closely with WEF and the Indonesian government to realise the full potential of this technology, and provide more convenience to Indonesian citizens.”