DPD France, part of Groupe La Poste, has announced that it is using drones to deliver small parcels to remote mountain towns. A delivery van carries the drone to a dedicated launch zone. From there, drones deliver to a terminal near the village, where the parcel is collected for delivery. The round trip takes the drone eight minutes, compared to 30 minutes for a delivery van.
Helen has worked for UKi Media & Events for nearly a decade. She joined the company as assistant editor on Passenger Terminal World and since progressed to become editor of five publications, covering everything from aviation, logistics and e-commerce to meteorology. She has a love for travel and property and has redeveloped three houses in three years. When she’s not editing magazines, she’s running around after her two boys and their partner in crime, Pete the pug.