Wednesday 18 July 2018

An Post makes history by delivering parcel via drone

#DeliveringTheFuture
#DeliveringTheFuture

Conor McCrave

An Post made history yesterday after delivering a parcel off the west coast of Ireland via drone.

At 3.30pm yesterday afternoon a parcel was flown from a pier in Mayo to Clare Island off the west coast.

The drone flew 5,561m and took 11 minutes and 20 seconds to get to the island.

In a proud tweet on An Post’s twitter page, the postal company said: “An Post has just carried out Ireland’s first ever autonomous parcel delivery from mainland to island to island using a drone.

"Just after 3.30pm on Thursday we delivered a parcel by drone from Roonagh Pier in Mayo to Clare Island."

It signed off on the tweet using the hashtag #DeliveringTheFuture.

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