Nigerian-based medical logistic start up, LifeBank has announced the commencement of drone delivery to its methods of transportation.
The development was first revealed by founder and CEO of the medical start up, Temmie Giwa-Tuboson at the “African Business Heroes” event in Ghana which was later followed by an official announcement on LifeBank’s Twitter handle where it announced a maiden drone flight delivery in Ethiopia.
According to LifeBank, the first drone flight was supported by the Ethiopian Government’s Information Network Security Agency (INSA) and The Drones Doing Good Alliance (DDG).
Reports say the startup is also the first African-led company to implement Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) flights for healthcare logistics, meaning that it can reach into remote and previously inaccessible areas.
This is a departure from the Visual Line Of Sight (VLOS) flights where the pilot has to see their unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones at every time, unlike the BVLOS, drones which can go beyond the sight of the pilot without human interference.
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