SF large delivery drone flight test Success

At 8 o'clock on August 21, a large drone took off in Ningxia and landed at the destination airport in Inner Mongolia nearly an hour later, marking the first successful cargo flight of SF Express's large delivery drone. This is the first time that a large UAV has been used in logistics scenarios in China.

The large unmanned aerial vehicle that was put into trial operation that day was the FH-98 unmanned aerial vehicle developed by SF Express and Aerospace Times Electronics. The model has a maximum take-off weight of 5.25 tons. It is currently one of the largest unmanned aerial vehicles in China and has a large load capacity suitable for cargo. Large cargo compartment. FH-98 also has the advantages of short take-off and landing distance and fast cruising speed. It can easily radiate regional hubs and surrounding cities, greatly improving the efficiency of feeder logistics. According to Yao Miaomiao, the propaganda director of SF Express (Ningxia) Co., Ltd., the applicability of the FH-98 UAV system to branch logistics scenarios has been fully verified through this transfer test flight, and the FH-98 unmanned aircraft has also been preliminarily verified. The compliance of the aircraft system to some airworthiness standards has laid a good foundation for the subsequent full-scale commercial operation.

"In the future, the application of large-scale drones in logistics scenarios is expected to open up new domestic aviation logistics channels for trunk and branch lines, and effectively solve the problems of inconvenience and low transportation efficiency in remote areas." SF Express (Ningxia) Co., Ltd. Public Liu Dong, head of the affairs department, said. Facing the ever-increasing demand for the transportation of fresh agricultural and sideline products, medical supplies and other high value-added goods, as well as the government's emergency transportation needs, SF Express will further accelerate the improvement of the regional aviation layout, and strive to build a "large manned transport aircraft + large branch drone + terminal The three-segment air transportation network of "delivery drones" provides efficient, convenient and wide-coverage transportation services.

It is understood that in February of this year, the Civil Aviation Administration formally replied to accept the application of SF Airlines' subsidiary Fengniao Airlines for the trial operation of a series of feeder logistics drones. After that, the FH-98, the main model of SF's large-scale UAV, immediately launched a series of taxi and flight tests in Ningxia, making full preparations for flight in business scenarios. At present, Fengniao Airlines has successfully approved 9 routes for scientific research and business testing. "The choice of the first flight location for this scene is very particular." Yao Miaomiao said that the terrain of Ningxia is diverse, including mountains, plains, canyons, wetlands, deserts, plateaus and other landforms; Ningxia Plain is different from the adjacent ones. The Loess Plateau is flat and open; Ningxia has a temperate continental arid and semi-arid climate with low population density and fewer flights, but there are a large number of navigable airports. These conditions are very suitable for the early operation of new aircraft.

It is reported that Ningxia’s high-value and time-sensitive specialty economic products such as beef and mutton, fresh dates, and fresh wolfberries have become highly sought-after seasonal products in the region and even across the country, requiring the rapid and stable escort of large drones. For this reason, with the encouragement of innovative technologies by our district government and the strong support of the aviation industry, Fengniao Aviation's large-scale drones have been able to enter Ningxia smoothly since March of this year, which has also created a foundation for the development of drone trials in Ningxia. Favorable conditions

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