Turkey is preparing to use drones to transport goods

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Turkey is setting up an infrastructure for the civilian transport of goods using drones. Turkey is setting up an infrastructure for the transport of civil goods by drone. The Turkish General Directorate of Civil Aviation (SHGM) is developing a governance model to regulate, license and operate drones for civil use.

The model aims to ensure the efficient, safe and effective use of Turkish civil airspace. The model envisages the central monitoring of all movements of the 50,170 drones currently registered in the system in the licensed air corridors through a module designed by SHGM and deployable on aircraft. The model will identify the main inter-city flight corridors for drones, the appropriate flight channels within the city, and will implement a management structure and rules to ensure mobility of the lines.

Drones are currently used in the health sector, in particular to deliver blood and medicine to hard-to-reach areas. Although the name drones is more often heard in the context of military applications, they are used in a wide range of fields from agriculture to search and rescue, from fighting forest fires to traffic management, from weather forecasting to broadcasting.

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