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SF Express Sees One-Ton Deliveries by Drone in 2019

Express delivery giant SF Express completed a demonstration flight on Tuesday of the country’s first large drone used for emergency logistics. Photo: Huang Rong/Caixin
Express delivery giant SF Express completed a demonstration flight on Tuesday of the country’s first large drone used for emergency logistics. Photo: Huang Rong/Caixin

SF Express hopes to begin commercial use of large delivery drones by 2019 and is exploring other uses for its drones, such as emergency logistics, the courier giant’s Vice President Li Dongqi told Caixin.

The company completed the first emergency logistics testing of its newest drone model Tuesday. After taking off from an airport in Southwest China’s Yunnan province, the drone — which is the third developed by SF Express and its partner Sichuan Tengdun Technology Co. Ltd. — successfully simulated a preprogramed delivery of spare parts in an emergency situation.

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