- Jeju Life
- Industry News
Jeju will begin to develop the globally advanced drone and aviation infrastructure in earnest. Jeju Special Self-Governing Province will operate a real-time drone identification system in an air control zone of the Jeju International Airport and demonstrate a drone logistics delivery service customized for island areas.
Jeju was finally selected in the public contest for “2023 Drone Demonstration City Development Project” held by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) and the Korea Institute of Aviation Safety Technology (KIAST). Jeju has been selected in the public contest for drone demonstration city for two consecutive years from 2019 to 2020 for the first time in Korea and led the drone demonstration and commercialization service by designating a special drone zone largest in Korea and being selected as an excellent local government agency.
Project that demonstrates the real-time drone identification system
An identification system will be installed on drones that fly in an air control zone of the Jeju International Airport which handles the most passengers in Korea. Then, the safe aviation infrastructure for drones and urban air mobility (UAM) will be developed by securing the safety of piloted aircraft through real-time track monitoring, etc. and expanding the scope of monitoring of public drones, etc. to the entire region of Jeju.
Drone logistics delivery service customized for island areas
As to Unjinhang Port and Gapado Island, the followings have been demonstrated for Jeju residents: regular delivery of heavy weight parcels; direct delivery of urgent parcels; delivery of special products of Gapado Island to stations, etc. For the commercialization of drone logistics delivery service in Jeju as well as Korea, the safety of drones that deliver heavy weight parcels was certified by MOLIT and improved with parachutes, etc. Also, a new era of drone logistics will be upon us by registering a business operator that uses an ultra-light flying device for drone delivery and having experts of logistics, air traffic, aviation safety, etc. participate in how to commercialize the drone delivery system.