SF UAS is a large UAV technology and service provider under SF Express, committed to providing efficient logistics services through autonomous aviation technologies. By introducing large UAVs with a payload of 200 kg - 4 tons, we offer safe, reliable and low-cost air transportation service not only for parcel express but also for high-end, high-quality agricultural products, JIT supply chain, public emergency transportation as well as medical care.
By introducing large UAVs into parcel express, we connect the rural area into the modern aviation network. It enables SF Express to create a 3-Tier Air Transportation Network of "Airliners (trunk routes) + Large UAVs (branch routes) + Small UAVs (last miles)." With this network, SF Express will extend its 36-hour delivery time to every corner in China.
UAVs can shorten the time and distance between essential medical supplies and patient care. It can help especially for people in rural areas to access the medicine they need in emergencies, not only in China but all over the world. We also see its potential in playing an essential role in the medical supply chain.
UAVs can be effectively used in different phases of disaster management. For instance, identify areas affected by disasters, aid disaster response, deliver relief supplies to the designated area, etc. Compare to the helicopter, they can fly autonomously and carry out missions without the aid of a dedicated pilot, and they are much cheaper.
Parts can break down at any time, and downtime can be very costly. Getting machines or devices back in working order is of the highest importance. By introducing UAVs in the shipment, we can shorten delivery time significantly and mitigate the impact. It can also help the clients to optimize their spare parts inventory and allocation, and lower the overall supply chain cost.
Unlike transportation in the air or on the ground, the transport on the water nowadays can hardly go beyond 30km/h, which makes UAV a desirable alternative to improve the transportation speed and efficiency in the island area. UAVs can promote the development of local fisheries and enhances the living standards of the island residents.
We can provide a realtime image of the entry and exit of offshore vessels from UAVs to assist the inspection.