Japan Airlines and Yabu City in Japan to trial UAV delivery trials

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Japan Airlines and Yabu City in Japan have signed an agreement to perform UAV trials from spring 2020.

The trials will demonstrate the ability to transport emergency goods in mountainous areas using UAV technology developed through Terra Drone Corporation.

The UAVs will be tested on a 25km route from Yoka Municipal Hospital to Deai Clinic over the Yagi River. They will transport relief supplies for emergency situations.

Japan Airlines aims to develop a new type of service in the air transportation industry, utilizing new UAV technology, by delivering medical care in remote areas. Meanwhile, Yabu City has announced the use of drones in agriculture and is looking to expand the technology into other fields, such as disaster, logistics and medical care assistance.

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