Drone-Based Postal Delivery Tested in Slovenia

By Mike Ball / 14 Jun 2021

ElevonX postal drone

Slovenia’s national postal agency, Pošta Slovenija, has tested drone delivery for the first time, using a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) developed by ElevonX and operated by UAS service provider OneDrone.

During the test, a parcel was successfully delivered up to the Vršič mountain pass. Currently, due to regulations in Slovenia that prohibit BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) drone operations, mass uptake of the technology is not yet possible. Pošta Slovenija aims to be actively involved in the process of drafting regulations governing the flight and management of drones in the country, unlocking more use cases for drone delivery.

Officials from Pošta Slovenija have said that the main advantages of using drones include reducing pollution, optimising logistics routes, and the fast delivery of essential goods and materials to remote areas such as mountain settlements.

Watch a video about the test flight below:

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact