After a drone crashed in Zurich, Swiss Post is refining its safety processes. In addition to various other measures, Swiss Post has decided to establish a board of experts. This board will advise and guide Swiss Post regarding risk and safety management for all aspects of the drone flight operations in the future. Swiss Post’s aim is to align its risk and safety management with normal aviation standards.
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As of 17 December 2018, Swiss Post will begin transporting lab samples across the Zurich lake basin on behalf of the Zentrallabor Zürich (ZLZ) lab. Test flights in June demonstrated that the drones provide true added value to the laboratory. They are about five times faster than conventional road transport, save valuable time for patients and are also more ecological.
The people of Lugano have become accustomed to seeing the Swiss Post drone in the skies. It reliably transports blood samples an average of 15 times a day, back and forth between two hospitals – and it keeps getting faster. It can now also fly in rainy weather.