Together with the international logistics company DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone’s integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration.
Erik Wirsing, Vice President Global Innovation at DB Schenker, commented: “With the VoloDrone flight today, we were able to publicly demonstrate our successful collaboration and the impressive progress on DB Schenker’s innovation and sustainability roadmap.”
Operating fully electric and autonomous
The VoloDrone’s first flight took place in 2019. Since then, regular flight tests have been conducted at various airfields in Germany. The drone itself is 9.15 meters in diameter, 2.15 meters tall, and has a 600-kilogram maximum take-off weight. Future VoloDrone operations will be fully electric with autonomous beyond visual line of sight capabilities.