The air logistics route that was put into trial operation on that day started from Guangzhou Tianhe Software Park and ended at the Guangzhou headquarters of Jifei technology, with a total flight distance of about 1.6km. The UAV adopts a four rotor design, with a maximum takeoff weight of 19.4kg, a payload of 5kg, a single maximum flight time of 25 minutes, a cruising speed of 43.2km/h and a maximum flight speed of 12m/s. During the food trial distribution demonstration on site, the UAV reduced the one-way distribution time to 3 minutes.
The project cooperation agreement was signed at the world economic forum on july2,2019. According to the introduction of Jifei, vesper UAV will fly automatically and accurately according to the preset route based on the centimeter level high-precision navigation network composed of more than 2000 RTK base stations nationwide. In addition, the UAV is equipped with the industry’s first “cross redundancy” flight control system, which can maintain accurate and stable flight for a long time even when the satellite signal is disturbed.
Gongqiqin, co-founder of Jifei, said that since its establishment, Jifei has been exploring how to apply UAV technology to people’s production and life, and the cooperation with European Airbus is a strategic choice of extraordinary significance. It is understood that Jifei was founded in 2007. As of September 20, 2019, the total number of unmanned aerial vehicles operated by Jifei in the world has exceeded 42000, and the total flight time has exceeded 3.78 million hours.
Daniel buchmueller, vice president of Airbus and head of UAV logistics, said that many logistics enterprises around the world have begun to lay intelligent transceiver cabinets on a large scale, and China is also actively discussing and formulating airspace supervision plans. Relying on Airbus’ strength in air traffic management and other aspects and the core technical advantages of Jifei, vesper cooperation project is committed to developing safe and reliable aircraft and building urban air logistics infrastructure.