Drone port will be used to transport urgent medical supplies to remote areas of Africa.
Foster + Partners has launched proposals for the Droneport project in Africa to support cargo drone routes capable of delivering urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale. The specialist drones can carry blood and life-saving supplies over 100 kilometres at minimal cost, providing an affordable alternative that can complement road-based deliveries. Two parallel networks would operate services, the Redline using smaller drones for medical and emergency supplies; and the commercial Blueline that would transport crucial larger payloads such as spare parts, electronics, and e-commerce, complementing and subsidising the Redline network. "Africa is a continent where the gap between the population and infrastructural growth is increasing exponentially." said Norman Foster. " The Droneport project is about doing more with less, to make an immediate life-saving impact in Africa."