By Hannan Parvizian
The year 2020 will no doubt go down in history as one to remember (or forget, depending on your view). At Volansi, it’s been both challenging and incredibly exciting. We’ve had an amazing year of company growth and at every twist and turn our extraordinary team has been right there continuing to push the envelope of what’s possible in autonomous flight.
This year alone, we’ve hired a CTO and CFO, and continued to expand our team, and opened a new facility in Bend, Oregon. We’ve partnered with the U.S. Air Force and the North Carolina Department of Transportation to advance drone technology and regulations. We completed the first successful drone delivery of temperature-controlled vaccines within the U.S. and are now conducting routine, autonomous delivery flights daily. And we received $50 million in funding to continue our mission to improve supply chain and mobility issues and provide access to vital goods, especially in hard to reach areas.
To cap off this year of achievement, I’m thrilled to announce that Volansi has been recognized for three prestigious awards – 2020’s Most Reliable Drone Delivery Service by Global Brands Magazine, the Best in Biz Awards, judged each year by editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America, and the Inc. Best in Business List, an award that recognizes the people and organizations making a positive impact on our community, industry, and society as a whole.
Volansi was awarded these distinctions not only for our advancements in drone technology but our contribution to making the world a more connected place.
We’re honored to be recognized by these organizations as a leader in our industry. As we continue to innovate, we believe that drone delivery will be a key solution to get critical supplies whenever and wherever they are needed. Cheers to a successful 2020 and looking forward to achieving many more milestones to come in 2021.