Korean drone company Doosan Mobility Innovation along with Guinn Partner, in collaboration with Skyfire Consulting, recently announced that execute a 43-mile open-ocean medical drone delivery between St. Croix and St. Thomas.
The flight took an hour and forty-three minutes on Doosan’s hydrogen fuel cell-powered DS-30 aircraft (which still had nearly 30 minutes of hydrogen left in the tank upon landing).
Skyfire Consulting said “We’ve come a long way from the incremental improvements in drone flight time — I still vividly remember the progression from 8 minutes to 12 minutes to 30 minutes in the air. We’re officially in a new era of long-flight functionality in the commercial drone industry. Drones are now specialized tools with applications far beyond what was possible in years past.