Frontier Delivery by Zipline
Zipline operates the world’s only drone delivery system at national scale to send urgent medicines like blood to patients, no matter where they live.
More than two billion people lack adequate access to essential medical products, such as blood and vaccines, due to challenging terrain and gaps in infrastructure.
Zipline improves access to these supplies by flying over impassable mountains and washed-out roads, delivering directly to remote clinics. We centralize supply and provide on-demand deliveries, completely reducing waste and stock-outs.
Zipline provides a seamless delivery system at an affordable price, obsessing over every detail, so you can focus on patient health.
I used to see the drones fly and think ‘they must be mad’, until the same drone brought me blood and saved my life.
Alice Mutimutuje, Mother, Rwanda
How Zipline Works
Zipline provides a seamless delivery service, rain or shine. We manage all aspects of the service, obsessing over every detail, so you can focus on patient health.
1 Order by Text Message
Health workers at remote clinics and hospitals text orders to Zipline for the medical products they need, on demand.
2 Packed in Minutes
Zipline safely stores medical products at its Distribution Center, enabling immediate access to even the most sensitive or scarce items. These items are packaged here and prepare for flight, maintaining cold-chain and product integrity.
Within minutes, health workers receive confirmation that their order has launched. Racing along at 110 km/h, products arrive faster than any other mode of transport, no pilot required.
4 Direct Delivery
Fifteen minutes later, the medical products are delivered gently by parachute, landing in a designated area the size of a few parking spaces. Hospital staff are notified via text message.
Zipline’s drones return home, only landing at Zipline’s distribution center for a a quick pit stop before taking off again.
Our service has been refined from years of testing and thousands of deliveries. Zipline excels under the challenges of inclement weather, demand spikes, and lifesaving urgency.
500 Deliveries per day capacity
All-weather performance rain or shine
30 Minutes or less average fulfillment time
24/7 day and night operating hours
75 Kilometers delivery service radius
1.5 Kilograms capacity per flight