Skye Air Mobility had recently participated in the Drone Mela at Dharamshala on 14 Dec 2021, attended by Hon’ble IT Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Ram Lal Markanda; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Amber Dubey.
Skye Air successfully showcased its capability and products at the Drone Mela.
Commenting on participating in the Mela, Swapnik Jakkampudi, Co-Founder, Skye Air said, “We are extremely delighted with how the event kicked off and our efforts are being recognized and “Made in India” technology being appreciated.
Our endeavor at the Drone Mela was to showcase the efficiency of drones, how life-saving medical items such as blood, vaccines and medicines can be delivered faster as compared to roads.
While we have completed 750 plus successful autonomous BVLOS flights delivering vaccines, food and groceries in the last two months, with events like these we continue to keep the momentum and bring awareness about newer, advanced and cost-effective technology.”
Further giving details on the autonomous BVLOS flight taking wings on the Mela, Group Captain (Retd.) Adarsh Sidharth, COO, Skye Air, said, “The flights were equipped with consignments of vaccine and other medical supplies covering an aerial distance of 12 Kms.
The model Skye Ship One that we showcased at the exhibition is characterized by high performance as well as affordability, reliability and ease of use.
With its successful demonstration, we are confident it will help transform how remote areas are supplied with essential healthcare supplies.”
“With relaxed policies, liberalizing the use of drones, organizing events like these and encouraging start-ups like us to participate, it is a reminder that the corridor of innovation will rain open and drone application will soon be embraced by multiple sectors as it ensures cost efficiency, it is time-saving and can reach remote areas,” said Swapnik Jakkampudi.
It demonstrated autonomous BVLOS flight from SAI Sports Ground to Medical College Hospital (Tanda) covering a distance of nearly 12 km (aerial) in Himachal Pradesh.
The flights were geared with vaccines and medicines by its customized small category drone named Skye Ship One.
This model has a load capacity of 5 kg with a speed of 12 m/s. The range is 20 km.