Skye Air Mobility, a leading SaaS-based autonomous logistics solution provider, has announced the acquisition of seven transformative contracts with government healthcare service providers across the nation. The move reinforces India’s commitment to becoming a global drone hub by 2030.
The prestigious institutions, including AIIMS Jodhpur (Rajasthan), AIIMS Rajkot (Gujarat), AIIMS Bhubaneswar (Odisha), AIIHPH Kolkata (West Bengal), CLTR Chengalpattu (Tamil Nadu), RLTRI Bankura (West Bengal), and RLTRI Aska (Odisha), are set to benefit from Skye Air’s drone technology.
Scheduled for completion within the next 4-5 days, the swift deployment to these locations exemplifies Skye Air’s dedication to efficient service delivery. Employing their flagship StarLiner & Artemis drone models, Skye Air ensures the safe and timely transport of medical supplies using temperature-controlled boxes. This initiative aligns with Skye Air’s broader mission – revolutionizing logistics and enhancing healthcare accessibility across diverse terrains.
In tandem with their drone technology, Skye Air will leverage its Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) software system, ‘Skye UTM.’ This system facilitates seamless coordination with multiple Air Traffic Controls (ATCs) in both rural and urban settings, offering real-time tracking and ultra-fast communication. Such advancements underscore India’s progress toward becoming a global leader in the drone industry by 2030.
Ankit Kumar, founder & CEO of Skye Air Mobility, expressed tremendous excitement about the transformative impact of the acquired contracts, stating, “We are thrilled to collaborate with these esteemed healthcare institutions and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Skye Air is dedicated to leveraging drone technology not just as a technological advancement but as a strategic initiative toward revolutionizing healthcare in India.”
These contracts provide a significant opportunity to work hand-in-hand with leading healthcare institutions, aligning the company’s efforts with the goals of the ministry, he said. “Our drone technology is poised to play a pivotal role in enhancing healthcare accessibility, making a tangible difference in the lives of people across diverse regions. By deploying our flagship drone models, we aim to bring essential medical supplies swiftly to the doorstep, transcending geographical barriers. This collaborative initiative underscores our commitment to empowering communities and marks a significant stride towards a healthcare revolution driven by innovation. We are excited about the potential positive impact at the grassroots level, truly showcasing how technology can reshape and uplift lives.”
Ankit Kumar also revealed Skye Air’s ambitious plans for expansion, stating, “We plan to ramp up our fleet size to about 100 drones in 6 months from the current 35 as we chase growth opportunities in key areas such as healthcare and agri-commodity.”
Skye Air is a SaaS-based autonomous logistics solution provider with base of operations in Delhi-NCR. The company is focused on streamlining drone deliveries as a mainstream logistics solution for healthcare, e-commerce, quick commerce, agri-commodity and other industries.
The company has also conducted the World’s longest BVLOS medicine delivery flight with Flipkart Health of 104 km between Baruipur and Medinipur in West Bengal delivering medicines reducing the delivery time by ~80% compared to conventional means.