Swiss Post relaunches drone deliveries

After two drone crashes last year, Swiss Post and Matternet have recommenced laboratory sample drone deliveries.

In May last year the two companies halted drone deliveries and initiated an investigation by independent aviation experts on the safety processes of the drone operations. The investigation found that Swiss Post and Matternet have been working to high safety standards. They have recommended four recommendations that the two companies are implementing already.

In December 2019, the expert board concluded its investigations. It has essentially issued a good report for Swiss Post and Matternet: “We certify that Swiss Post and Matternet maintain high safety standards and a high level of safety awareness. The processes that were examined were at a high standard even before the incidents. There are no reasons why flight operations should not be resumed”, says Prof. Michel Guillaume, Head of the Centre for Aviation at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and a member of the expert board.

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