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South Korea: Pablo Air expands U.S. drone delivery business

By Chris Stonor

South Korea’s, PABLO AIR, a drone logistics and delivery logistics service company, has partnered with local U.S businesses, to expand its drone delivery, reports a press release. In particular, the company has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) alliance with companies in Arizona, It is also a member of Born2Global Centre.

PABLO AIR was invited by the city office of Phoenix, Arizona to partner them back in June, and now is focusing on securing business alliances for the local commercialisation of its unmanned delivery operation.

The MOU includes three companies: NGL Transportation, an American logistics company whose customers include Walmart and Amazon; Delivery-EZ, a developer of unmanned home-delivery box systems; and Aerospace Arizona Association.

NGL Transportation is a nationwide logistics network and fleet of over 250 trucks. Delivery-EZ, is collaborating with PABLO AIR in developing an unmanned delivery station optimized for drones and an affordable mailbox. While, Aerospace Arizona Association will provide PABLO AIR with a local test bed and institutional support, including information on FAA flight regulations.

Kim Young-Joon, CEO of PABLO AIR, said, “We plan to demonstrate the company’s unique technology by implementing practical commercialisation along with demonstration of delivery in the United States. A first for a Korean drone start-up.”

He continued, “Through trials and continuous development, we aim to improve the efficiency of various mobility vehicles, such as self-driving trucks and unmanned ground robots as well as delivery drones.”

PABLO AIR has successfully developed PAMNet, a smart mobility integrated logistics and delivery solution. PAMNet software controls unmanned mobility in drones, autonomous vehicles, and autonomous trucks and is to be employed in future unmanned delivery and logistics systems.

PABLO AIR successfully conducted a long-distance drone delivery from Seogwipo Port on Jeju Island to Cheonjin Port on Wudo Island.


PABLO AIR was founded in 2018 and last month attracted USD 8 million investment via a pre-Series B round, bringing a total of USD10 million raised. Last year, the company carried out a long-distance maritime delivery using two drones over a distance of 50 miles.

The Born2Global Centre was established in 2013 and is overseen by South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT Department. It’s role is to support and assist start-ups to engage, be equipped and connect with the global market.

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