Logistics for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles

Unmanned aerial vehicles service remote areas like polar stations, drilling platforms or ships
time:matters supports UAV logistics providers with spare parts deliveries

The spare parts and emergency logistics of time:matters has convinced the providers of a very special service in the logistics sector: the manufacturers of large unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They enable logistics services in locations that are difficult to access, such as oil drilling platforms, ships, remote research stations or high-altitude mountain stations. These providers face the same issues as other cargo aircraft: If the aircraft needs a spare part that is not in stock or on site, the spare part delivery has to be extremely swift. This is where time:matters excels and offers special speed logistics services for all providers and operators of unmanned aircraft systems. time:matters uses its established processes and excellent logistics network to deliver spare parts quickly and individually to almost any location.

Rapid growth for UAVs in logistics

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operate without a pilot on board. A UAS (Unmanned aircraft system, the combination of actual aircraft and connected system) operates with varying degrees of autonomy, from remotely controlled by a human operator to fully autonomous by on-board computers. They operate with a combination of technologies such as computer vision, artificial intelligence (AI) and object avoidance (LiDAR) technology. UAS are predicted to account for 80% of deliveries in the future, with NASA estimating that 2.6 million commercial UAVs were already in use in 2020. This rapid adoption of the technology is due to the significant benefits it can offer cargo companies: fast and reliable delivery of goods, lower operating costs and environmentally friendly technology.

Delivery by joystick

Cargo drones will be large enough to transport hundreds of pounds of goods over hundreds of miles. They have the potential to replace cargo planes and even cargo ships in some scenarios. Cargo UAVs could also shuttle goods between distribution centers or deliver medicine to hard-to-reach territory by joystick. Within an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), the actual aircraft is combined with the technology that operates it. From the control unit for remote controlled flight to the required computer infrastructure, it must always remain operational as a whole. As this fleet of cargo UAVs grows, so will the need for timely delivery of spare parts. Here, time:matters sees a great opportunity to support the market for manufacturers and operators of the unmanned aircrafts with spare parts logistics and other services.