The First Drone Airport In The World

October 19, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

Plans are being drawn up to build the first civilian drone airport in the world writes Lily Kuo. The country responsible for this next generation infrastructure? Rwanda:

  • Landlocked Rwanda is known as the “land of a thousand hills” due to its rough terrain.
  • The three building drone airport is expected to be able to send drones to 50% of the country.
  • The primary focus is on delivering emergency medical supplies to rural areas. It will also be capable of delivering commercial goods much like a postal service.
  • The airport will contain a facility to produce more drones, and a medical center.
  • If the port is successful then project sponsors claim that dozens more could be built around the country.
  • True to Rwanda’s reputation as a tech friendly hub, its liberal policies on drones is in stark contrast to other African countries such as South Africa and Kenya which have heavily regulated the use of drones.

Read more about the project and see photos here.

Source: Quartz

Via: Marginal Revolution