NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A drone made a successful commercial delivery in The Bahamas for the first time last month traveling more than 50 miles over land and water in 28 minutes.
The flight on June 18 also marked the first time that a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) operated in controlled airspace at an active commercial international airport outside of emergency operations.
The drone took off vertically and landed the same way.
Developers hope the on-demand drone service by Volans-i and Fli Drone could signal the start of aerial delivery around the world.
The UAV can move perishables, mail, mechanical parts, and medicine.
Developers say commercial use of high payload drones can help customers can gain control of their supply chain and save millions of dollars on downtime and inventory costs.
Other successful commercial deliveries by Volans-i have occurred in Puerto Rico, Guam, Africa, South America, Singapore and China.