Wingcopter partners with Peru Flying Labs

Lima, PERU – Fresh from signing a bumper deal for their new flagship Wingcopter 198 drone with a USA company, drone delivery maker Wingcopter have just landed in Peru on a similar mission.

The German medical drone logistics company has just announced that it will be partnering with UAV del Peru in deploying the Wingcopter 198 in delivering packages for local clients.

A Peruvian member of WeRobotics’ Flying labs network, UAV del Peru is a subsidiary of UAV LATAM, a Latin American holding company with over ten years’ experience in the unmanned aerial systems space and has a presence in seven countries in South America.

The Flying Labs network meanwhile, is a group of UAS and Robotics start-ups created by WeRobotics to strengthen local expertise in the use of drones, robotics, data and AI for positive social change and create new job opportunities in more than 30 countries around the world.

The latest partnership comes almost a year to the date when Wingcopter joined WeRobotics as a technology partner for all the Flying Labs under the organisation’s aegis. It allows Flying Labs to directly access Wingcopter’s state-of-the-art technology and delivery drone expertise, and to acquire Wingcopter drones at a discounted price. At the time the drone company came aboard, a survey by WeRobotics found that almost 90 percent of Flying Labs saw a demand for delivery drone services as the next big step in the drone landscape in their respective countries.

A year later, it seems the seeds of that partnership are coming to fruition.

 “By collaborating with UAV LATAM, we leverage another great partnership to accelerate our expansion to Latin America,” Tom Plümmer, CEO of Wingcopter. “Our goal is to be present on all continents, through our network of Authorized Wingcopter Partners or through own drone-as-a-service operations, and we are on a good track to reach this goal soon. We can’t wait to announce more partnerships and own operations in other parts of the world to further increase our global reach and commercial traction.”

Among other uses, UAV LATAM through its subsidiary, plans to use the cargo drones to provide access to medical products to hard-to-reach communities in the Peruvian Andes, and also hopes to expand the service to other countries in the region.

The company’s pilots have already been trained to fly Wingcopter’s drones, making UAV LATAM one of the first in Latin America to utilise delivery drone technology for commercial and humanitarian applications.

 “Currently, several Latin American countries have partially deficient infrastructure, especially in the health sector, affecting billions of lives, a situation that has been aggravated by COVID-19,” said Juan Bergelund, CEO of UAV LATAM.

“At UAV LATAM, we are convinced that with the deployment of Wingcopter drones in Latin America, we can actively support Wingcopter’s vision of creating efficient and sustainable drone delivery solutions that improve and save lives everywhere.”

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