Japan Airlines (JAL) has successfully carried out trial flights to deliver fresh fish from Nagasaki Prefecture to Tokyo using drones.
On February 18, the unmanned aerial vehicle, a Yamaha FAZER-R G2 transported a cool box 46km between Kamigoto and Ojika airports. During the trial, the temperature in the cool box was logged to make sure the environment was kept at a certain level.
On February 19, 20kg of fresh fish were packed into a cool box at Kamigoto Airport and transported to Saikai approximately 35km away, which was then transported to Nagasaki Airport by truck.
A Japan Airlines passenger flight flew the shipment to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and the fish was served at a restaurant in the city on the same day.
The logged temperature inside the cool box confirmed it had been kept at a certain level throughout the trial.
The trial’s aim is to develop a new type of air cargo service using UAV technology.
Click here to see a video of the drone delivery.