By Chris Stonor
Newly formed Guam-based drone start-up, Bella Wings Aviation, has partnered with Chicago-based Valqari to operate a delivery service on the island of Guam, reports postguam.com.
Valqari holds a patented delivery drone station that offers a safe and convenient landing station with six separate storage units to accommodate multiple drone and traditional deliveries or pick-ups.Thisoffers craft a secure and convenient landing space when delivering mail, packages and parcel products.
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The partnership promises to provide “speedy, safe and efficient deliveries on Guam,” says a joint press release and comes “on the heels of a new law” that opens the way for drone companies to apply for tax exemptions under the Guam Economic Development Authority’s Qualifying Certificate program.
The release continues, “As the coronavirus continues to reshape our needs for urgent deliveries of medicines and other supplies, Bella Wings and Valqari join with other cutting-edge technologies to develop Guam’s drone-delivery business and meet the requirement for efficient logistics solutions.”
Ryan Walsh, CEO of Valqari, says, “We provide a safe and secure platform for drone-delivered pharmaceuticals, parcels, and packages. Our drone partner can efficiently deliver to any Guam customer with or without formal street addresses.”
Walsh continues, “We believe the partnership with Bella Wings will revolutionise logistical convenience and emergency services on the island and later pave the way for deliveries across the U.S., Western Pacific, and globally.”
Bella Wings plans to develop systems and hire certified drone operators and technical and administrative support early this year. Charlie Hermosa, President of Bella Wings, adds, “I can’t fathom a better place to test out Valqari’s Drone Landing Stations than right here in U.S. Guam. We need to ensure that everyone has access to life-saving deliveries including food and medicine.”
The island of Guamis the largest and most populated of the Marina Islands. It lies about 5,800 miles west of San Francisco and 1,600 miles east of Manila.
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(News Source: https://www.postguam.com)