An innovative leader, JD.com is China’s largest retailer that has made a historic first drone flight in Indonesia. Dubbed a breakthrough for delivery via drone in Southeast Asia, with new regulation approval, this flight may pave the way for commercial drone use in not only Indonesia but in other parts of Southeast Asia.
There were agents from various agencies such as Civil Aviation and Air Navigation and Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation on hand to witness the event. News of the breakthrough drone flight was also announced at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
On the 8th of January, 2019 the test flight from Jagabita Village in Parung Panjang to MIS Nurul Falah Leles Elementary School was completed. The test flight made a delivery of books and backpacks to happy students who soon asked when deliveries could be made to their homes. This delivery was part of a greater donation of school supplies from Jingdong. JD has a history of philanthropy, often supporting people immediately after various disasters in China.
Jingdong and JD.ID are pioneers in providing the highest quality e-commerce to Indonesia, serving more than 20 million customers across Indonesia. Their logistics network includes ten warehouses that cover more than 480 cities and they are using this expansive network to meet their goal of being able to deliver more than 80% of their orders on the same or next day. In keeping with their philanthropic goals, JD.ID is also leveraging their logistics and other tools and resources to support humanitarian aid efforts such as earthquake disaster relief.
JD.com Chief Strategy Officer, Jon Liao says “We have been using drones for real deliveries in China for over two years now, and have seen the profound impact that the technology can have on people’s lives around the country. We look forward to working closely with WEF and the Indonesian government to realize the full potential of this technology, and provide more convenience to Indonesian citizens.” Get Related Information Here.