Company developing drone delivery business on Guam

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A new law opens the way for drone companies to apply for industry-encouraging tax exemptions under the Guam Economic Development Authority’s ‘Qualifying Certificate’ program. (Bella Wings Aviation photo)

Speedy, safe, and efficient deliveries on Guam are about to take another giant step forward: Bella Wings Aviation and Valqari are pleased to announce a strategic partnership – combining Bella Wings’ drone business initiative in Guam with Chicago-based Valqari’s industry-leading patented technology, the Drone Delivery Station.

With Governor Lou Leon Guerrero’s signature, the enabling legislation introduced by Sen. Jim Moylan (R), Bill No. 217-35 (COR) became Public Law No. 35-118. The new law opens the way for drone companies to apply for industry-encouraging tax exemptions under the Guam Economic Development Authority’s ‘Qualifying Certificate’ program. This will be the launchpad for the drone industry to support Guam’s economy recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the needs for urgent deliveries of medicines and other supplies, Bella Wings and Valqari join with other cutting-edge technologies to develop Guam’s drone-delivery business and meet the need for efficient logistic solutions. As the coronavirus continues to reshape our needs and the resources we have available to supply remote and vulnerable populations, drones and secure Landing Stations solve the problem of the “last inch” deliveries.

“Valqari provides a safe and secure platform that enables the full secure chain of custody of drone-delivered pharmaceuticals, parcels, and packages. With any drone partner, we can efficiently deliver to any Guam customer- with and without formal street addresses- and to their convenience” said Ryan Walsh, CEO of Valqari.

“We believe the partnership with Bella Wings will revolutionize logistical convenience and emergency services on island and pave the way for deliveries across the US, Western Pacific, and globally.”

Bella Wings continues to fly forward in pioneering the development of the drone industry in Guam. With plans to develop systems and hire certified drone pilots and technical and administrative support in early 2021, Bella Wings is ready to respond to current and future demands.

“As we continue to recover from this longstanding health emergency and the economic crisis it has caused, our strategic partnership will serve as an inspiration for other companies to bring the latest technology to Guam,” said Charlie Hermosa, president of Bella Wings.

“I can’t fathom a better place to test out Valqari’s Drone Landing Stations than right here in U.S. Guam. We need to ensure that everyone has access to life-saving deliveries, including food and medicine.”

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