According to the airlines, the special drone delivery service will help to build a unique and seamless supply chain competence for itself.

SpiceJet has announced to introduce ‘SpiceXpress’ drone delivery service to expand the planned logistics platform. SpiceJet has planned to initially target the mid-mile drone deliveries, while they have decided to prepare better for the last-mile deliveries in the future.

According to the airlines, the special drone delivery service will help to build a unique and seamless supply chain competence for itself. It plans to bring customised drones with different freight including 0-5 kg, 5-10 kg, and 10-25 kg which have the capability to completely change India’s supply chain potential by making it more sustainable.

SpiceJet, signing the partnership with Throttle Aerospace for more than 50 customized high-end drones for the delivery services, while Aeologic is providing the drone software management for the project.

“SpiceJet continues to experiment with new technologies and will soon introduce the drone delivery services. By introducing drones to the supply chain business, SpiceXpress, will take a huge technological jump which will change the game for fast and economical logistics in India,” said Managing Director and Chairman, SpiceJet, Mr. Ajay Singh.

The fast emerging and growing e-commerce industry will be able to approach the farthest corners of the country with the help of the drones becoming a part f the logistics industry.

Spice Express

SpiceJet is the only schedules airlines that has received permission to conduct drone trials.

Poor transport and infrastructural challenges have been a prime barrier for taking new-age services to the remote and undeveloped areas of the country. As the rural areas and businesses quickly shifting to the automation, independent technologies like drones are now becoming a vital consideration for industrial use, even in the logistics industry.

A SpiceXpress-led institution, submitted a proposal last year to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for the permission to conduct experimental Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations of remotely piloted aircraft in response to a DGCA notice inviting Expression of Interest.

Based on the recommendations of the BVLOS Experiment Assessment and Monitoring Committee, SpiceXpress was granted a formal permission and allowance by the regulator for conducting experimental drone trials in 2020.

SpiceJet demonstrated and also showcased the Drone Delivery potential at the Gwalior Done Mela organised at the Madhav Institute of Technology and Sciences.

The personalities present at the Gwalior Drone mela were, The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar (Member of Parliament, Gwalior), Narendra Singh Tomar (Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare), Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (Union Minister for Civil Aviation) and Ajay Singh (Chairman and Managing Director SpiceJet).

Spice Jet

SpiceJet demonstrated and also showcased the Drone Delivery potential at the Gwalior Done Mela organised at the Madhav Institute of Technology and Sciences.

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