Drones are being used to deliver a range of goods in communities across Australia, from essential supplies in remote communities, to coffee, grocery orders and restaurant meals.
There are currently 2 drone delivery services in operation in Australia – Wing Aviation and Swoop Aero – which have been given approval to fly by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Wing is operating in Gungahlin and Belconnen in the Australian Capital Territory, and in Logan and Ormeau in Queensland. Swoop Aero is operating in Goondiwindi in Queensland.
Companies such as these have begun trialling the use of 5G technologies for faster navigation, and in future, will be able to carry heavier items.