February 2, 2022 By Helicopters Staff
German drone developer Wingcopter is partnering with UAV LATAM, a Latin American company with more than 10 years of experience in the drone sector and a presence in seven countries. Through this partnership, Wingcopter will work with UAV del Peru, a subsidiary of UAV LATAM, deploying the Wingcopter 198 aircraft to carry out drone delivery operations for local clients.
UAV LATAM, through UAV del Peru, plans to use Wingcopter’s cargo drones, for example, to provide access to medical products to hard-to-reach communities in the Peruvian Andes. It will consider expanding the service to other countries of the region later. UAV LATAM’s pilots are already Wingcopter-trained, allowing the company to become one of the first in Latin America to utilize delivery drone technology for commercial and humanitarian applications.
UAV del Peru is part of Peru Flying Labs, a member of the international Flying Labs Network that was initiated 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. Wingcopter had joined the Flying Labs Network in early 2021 as a Technology Partner.
“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.”