OzPost Planning Drone Delivery
Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour has confirmed that OzPost is working on a trial of using drones to deliver parcels, at least – mail may come later.
“We’ve been talking to a major customer, an e-tailer, who would like to particularly deliver to regional and rural communities,” Fahour told the Australian Financial Review at the weekend.
“How do you get the parcel they’ve bought [from the] street to their home? We’re focused on convenience. So we’re going to trial in 2016 with a major customer.”
Fahour said the drone being looked at can hold parcels weighing up to two kilograms.
“It meets all of the flying requirements, has back-up engines and GPS co-ordinates, so we can put it right on (the customer’s) patio,” he said.
He added that OzPost is also looking at having 3D printers available at its post offices.