SF Express on March 27, received the drone aviation license and started commercial operations already. It is its subsidiary Jiangxi Fengyu Shuntu Technology that earned the first license issued by China Eastern Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC). SF became the first logistics company approved by aviation authority to operate unmanned aerial vehicles. As per the SF Express license provisions, SF Logistics can use UAVs for logistics distribution in pilot areas approved by CAAC, while leading commercial operations.
SF Express license also marks China’s legal entry into drone logistics and distribution. It is a historic step for China in its development of drone delivery and is a recognition of its logistics distribution and operation capabilities.
According to the company, they started drone trials in June 2017. The first four steps: preparation, initiation, implementation, and validation have been completed, and pilot, objectives have been received.
Their next step is to realize docking on aviation logistics network that connects the large manned transport aircraft, branchline large drones and terminal small drones. This will get them a 36-hour access to city toads for operating.
SF targets are to build a logistics drone coverage network to expand logistics distribution scope in a vast remote area with a mountainous landscape and water.
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