Airport for drones (Fertopport) may appear in Russia in the third quarter of next year.
This refers to the creation of a station that provides services to small-sized drones carrying all kinds of cargo.
Nikolai Ryashin, engineer of the Ironnext RNIO, announced this on the sidelines of the Technoprom-22 forum, which is currently taking place in Novosibirsk, Western Siberia.
The engineer said that Fertuport, as a drone service station, is a new project for the existing Dronaport airport, which is adapted to service electric unmanned helicopters.
He added: “We expect to bring our new product to the market in the third quarter of 2023.”
The engineer explained that the drone airport will replace the batteries of the electric helicopter and will charge its batteries by a group of robots so that the helicopter can continue flying.
In addition, the airport will be equipped with an automatic system for obtaining permission to take off helicopters.
According to Ryashin, drones will monitor the area around the airport. For example, he will be able to monitor the conditions associated with the occurrence of fires, monitor the condition of roads, oil pipelines and power lines.
The next step, he said, is to build established airports that can also be used to service large-sized drones, providing them with platforms for loading and unloading cargo, changing batteries and refueling.
Source: RIA Novosti