Aeronext Inc. (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO Keisuke Toji, hereinafter Aeronext) and YOSHINOYA CO.,LTD. (Chuo, Tokyo, Yasutaka Kawamura, Representative Director/President, hereinafter YOSHINOYA) are promoting the implementation of drone delivery in Yamanashi Prefecture. To commemorate the achievement of 100 drone deliveries in Kosuge Village on July 21, we provided the residents with a freshly made “flying beef bowl” that was served in the YOSHINOYA kitchen car “Orange Dream.”
Aeronext signed a partnership agreement for regional revitalization by introducing a drone delivery service and implementation of new smart logistics in November last year. Trial deliveries started at the end of April. The number of deliveries reached 100 on July 1 and the commemoration was to express gratitude for the support and cooperation to the people of Kosuge Village.
Regarding the drone delivery service in Kosuge Village, Aeronext has received feedback from the citizens regarding the service, including areas such as notification methods and delivery items. This feedback helped Aeronext expand its routes from 1 area and one flight path to 4 areas and 5 flight paths, including rooftops. This expansion has been for visual, as well as non-visual flight and with continuing improvements, Aeronext has increased delivery frequency dramatically.
Going forward, Aeronext will continue to work with the people of Kosuge Village to develop, verify, and implement a new smart logistics “SkyHub®” that incorporates drone delivery using Aeronext’s logistics aircraft as the standard, and a service model that will contribute to solving logistical problems in the village.
（1）Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
（2）Area: 4 drone routes in 2 areas of the 5 drone routes
（3）Item: YOSHINOYA Beef Bowls
The beef bowl lunch, cooked in the YOSHINOYA kitchen car (Orange Dream) parked at the Drone Depot in the Hashidate area, was placed in a special box and set in the drone. The drones took off at intervals of about 15-20 minutes and utilized 3 routes. They flew a total of 10 times and were delivered to the citizens.
The beef bowl lunch was hot and delivered without spilling the contents of the beef bowl, and the recipients were very pleased.
Mayor Naomi Funaki of Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, also rushed in and watched the drone flight with the villagers while looking back on the steps since the cooperation agreement in November last year, and was happy to receive the beef bowl.
Delivery started at 11:00am and provided villagers with a total of 150 beef bowls, including 24 delivered by drone delivery. Delivery ended around 3:00pm.
Aeronext’s proprietary aircraft structure design technology 4D GRAVITY® * 2 is installed in the drone. This technology separates the cargo from the flight section of the drone, and ensures optimal flight performance, response performance, and landing performance for logistics drones. This is the latest aircraft jointly developed by ACSL Co., Ltd. and Aeronext, which was announced on March 19, 2021.
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A new smart logistics system that connects existing logistics and drone logistics jointly promoted by Aeronext and Seino Holdings Co., Ltd., connects the ground and air infrastructure so that goods can be delivered anytime, anywhere. It features an open platform and standardized mechanism that incorporates drone delivery to be coupled with traditional forms of delivery, thus realizing joint traditional and drone delivery. The introduction of SkyHub will revolutionize logistics by helping to solve social issues in the region, dealing with issues such as population decline, labor shortage due to declining birthrate and aging population, traffic problems in specific depopulated areas, medical problems, disaster countermeasures, and measures against vulnerable logistics. It is possible to raise the satisfaction level of residents and communities by improving the convenience and quality of life of residents, which is also contributes to promoting regional revitalization.
*2 4D GRAVITY® Airframe Structure Design
Airframe structural design technology developed by Aeronext optimizing the aerodynamic characteristics by equalizing the rotation speed of the motor and controlling the lift, drag, and center of gravity of the aircraft based on the shape and structure of the aircraft. This results in an airframe structural design technology developed by Aeronext to improve the basic performance of industrial drones in areas such as stability, efficiency, and mobility, and the transportation performance of logistics drones. Aeronext has patented this technology and manages it as a 4D GRAVITY® patent portfolio. By improving the basic performance industrial drones, 4D GRAVITY®, expands the applications of industrial drones allowing for expanded markets.
*3 3 areas and 5 drone routes in Kosuge Village
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Aeronext, a next-generation IP management driven drone R & D technology startup, is a company that designs the sky with technology in order to create a world where the sky becomes a social infrastructure, is economized, and solves issues with drones. 4D GRAVITY®︎, the core, proprietary structural design technology, through optimizing center of gravity and aerodynamics, improves the basic performance of industrial drones in areas such as stability, efficiency, and mobility, and the transportation performance of logistics-only drones. In order implement this 4D GRAVITY®︎ as standard equipment on industrial drones, we have constructed a strong patent portfolio and are promoting a partnership based platform business for the 4D GRAVITY®︎ license globally. In addition, we have established a strategic subsidiary to realize the new smart logistics SkyHub® that utilizes drones, and are actively working on the social implementation of drone delivery services.In addition, Aeronext has established a strategic subsidiary for new smart logistics, SkyHub®, that utilizes drones, and is actively working on the implementation of drone delivery services.
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Since its founding, YOSHINOYA has continued to provide the unique value of the YOSHINOYA, “delicious, easy, and fast,” with the beef bowl as its main product, in order to always satisfy customers. YOSHINOYA increases value by making improvements, while preserving traditional taste, and creates new products.
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