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Japan Airlines to Participate in MLIT`s Smart Island Research Project

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan (MLIT) is aiming to utilize ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and drone technology as a way to respond to the needs of contactless delivery services on the remote islands of Japan. As a representative of the Shinkamigoto Solutions Council, Japan Airlines has entered into an agreement with the MLIT to participate in the Smart Islands Research Project of Japan.

 

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On February 18, 2020, JAL conducted a trial transporting freight for approximately 46km within the local islands in Nagasaki with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) helicopter. On the following day, in conjunction with JAL Cargo`s transport service, fresh fish from Shinkamigoto town in Nagasaki was successfully transported on the same day to a restaurant in Tokyo, demonstrating the potential for UAV services in Japan. Click here for details.

Utilizing the knowledge and experience of the Shinkamigoto Solutions Council, JAL aims to help construct a viable logistics network enabling the country to tackle various sustainability issues related to medical care, while maintaining a safe operating environment for drone related services.

Key Issues to be Solved through the use of UAV Technology
- Ability to collect and notify COVID-19 related test results via contactless technology
- Management of blood stock inventory at local hospitals to prepare for surgery
- Streamlining postal mail services
- Same-day transportation and commercial distribution of fresh fish to the Greater Tokyo area

Outline of the Demonstration
When: Between November 3rd to November 12th
Where: Shinkamigoto town, Ojika town and the City of Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture

Trials will be conducted under the following three routes. The UAV will be remotely operated from JAL`s headquarters in Tokyo.

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Details of UAV Helicopter
Make:Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Name:Industrial UAV helicopter - FAZER-R G2
Size:3,665mm x 734mm x 1,226mm
Weight:80kg
Max Takeoff Weight:110 kg
Flight Range:90km
Loading Weight:35kg
Endurance:100 minutes
Maximum Speed:72km/hour
Fuel:Regular Gasoline

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