IONA develops autonomous drones for logistics in rural and remote areas
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IONA develops an autonomous and electric local logistics network using drones and local hubs to enable efficient and sustainable point-to-point and direct deliveries anywhere and for everybody.

The isle of Iona is a remote area, next to the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Its landscapes and people are welcoming but its logistics is extremely complex.

Our mission statement is to empower rural areas and enable service availability where volumes, environment or population density usually prevent operations.

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Bulandet, Norway
Scotland experience high delivery surcharges (or "postcode penalties") for basic logistics - Scottish Parliament Report 2019

Rural Logistics

Millions of people don't access delivery, or must pay high delivery surcharges for a very basic service.

A recent Scottish Parliament's Report revealed that 1 million Scottish were experiencing denial of service or "postcode penalties" (1/5 of the population).

The problem is global, affecting an estimated 5M people in the UK and 100M in Europe. It slows down the local economy and marginalise communities.

Medical, Agritech, Industrial

Our Sonnet Quad UAV carries 10kg of cargo with a triple drop capacity and is modular to operate in different maximum take-off weight legislations which makes it always highly energy-efficient

For instance: 3kg to 70km at 18kg MTOW, 10kg to 70km at 25kg MTOW, 20kg to 130km at 45kg MTOW. Also, its volume of 90L is more versatile than any market alternatives.

Agritech IONA - Sonnet Quad

Who we are?

The company was incorporated in October 2021 by Etienne Louvet (CEO) who was quickly joined by a team of talented engineers sharing this vision for UAVs.

Prestigious partners supports the company: incubated at AVIATE+ / Cranfield University and The National Robotarium, the team also received funding from the UK Department of Transport and Aerospace UP (European Regional Development Fund).

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IONA's Team - Etienne Louvet, Paulo Geraldes and Saif-Deen Akanni
IONA Logistics Ltd.
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