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News: Skyports demonstrates medical drone delivery capabilities in Thailand

Drone being prepped for delivery by Skyports' flight operations member

Skyports Drone Services today successfully conducted a landmark medical drone delivery demonstration for Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health. The demonstration comes after Skyports Drone Services successfully obtained Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) permissions from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT).

The showcase was conducted for the country’s Medical UAV Committee, which is tasked with exploring the potential use of drone technology in advancing the speed and efficiency of medical services across Thailand, particularly in remote and underserved regions. The Committee consists of members from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), the Ministry of Public Health and Department of Medical Services, with support from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), AEROTHAI and Satun Province.

Taking off from Ratchakit Prakan Stadium, adjacent to Satun Hospital, a 3kg payload consisting of medical samples were flown to a landing zone near Puyu Health Centre. Covering a distance of approximately 12km, the aircraft completed the mission in under seven minutes. The traditional route, which requires transport by car and ferry, would typically take approximately 55 minutes.

Read more about the landmark showcase in this article by Asia Cargo News.

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