An example of the varied industries able to benefit from the use of Yamaha’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, is its partnership with Japan Airlines. A fish delivery system slashed the time it takes for the catch to make its way from fisherman to the restaurant.
To transport 20kg of fresh fish from a supplier on the island of Nakadori, to the island of Kyushu – a distance of 35km. Japan Airlines would handle the second leg to Tokyo, ensuring the catch was on a restaurant table that evening.
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Fitting an insulated box beneath a FAZER R G2, and using the FAZER R G2’s Beyond Vision Line of Sight (BVLOS) satellite guidance technology, the Yamaha UAV was able to successfully carry its cargo the 35km cross-ocean journey in just 40 minutes.
The haul of fresh fish was effortlessly delivered to a connecting flight to Tokyo, elimination traffic jams and missed ferry connections the traditional methods of transportation often endured. The flight time of 40 minutes was also a lot faster than the usual three hours.
Fresher fish to the restaurant customers
Elimination of delays that can spoil the cargo
Reduced logistics with less handling
Proof on concept for UAV/commercial flight partnership