Lifesaving Deliveries by Drone

We're providing 16,000,000 people with instant access to urgent medicines

Zipline's mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies.

Today, too many people are underserved by last century's limited solutions: trucks, trains, and washed-out roads. Zipline leap-frogs these outdated solutions with a cost-effective drone delivery network, revolutionizing access to healthcare.

A Zipline drone lands at our western Rwanda distribution center. Zipline designs and operates the drones and distribution centers.

How Zipline Increases Access

A Tap Away

Doctors place orders on-demand through a simple app for any medicine they need, when they need it.

Medical products are stored centrally at Zipline's distribution centers and are flown quickly to any destination. This maintains cold-chain and product integrity, while eliminating waste.

It's Electric

Zipline packages the order, then launches it into flight. Racing along at over 100 km/h, vital products arrive faster than any other mode of transport.

Our drones fly without a pilot and are battery-powered, reducing the cost and emissions of moving medicine.

Closer to Patients

Our drones fly over remote mountains, rivers, and washed-out roads. They require no local infrastructure to serve communities.

Within 30 minutes, medical supplies are delivered from the sky by parachute. Recipients don't interact with the drone itself.

A Dependable Solution

The drones only land at Zipline's distribution center, where Zipline operators quickly prepare them for their next flight. We've refined this process to support hundreds of deliveries per day, per distribution center, in all weather conditions. Zipline focuses on running an elite operation so doctors can focus on giving patients the care they deserve.

Our Progress

Daily Deliveries Across Rwanda & Ghana

Since we launched in Rwanda in October 2016, Zipline has been making lifesaving deliveries every day. Hundreds of hospitals and health facilities now rely on Zipline's vital service to improve patient care. Our drones now cover entire countries, giving doctors instant access to critical medical products, like blood and vaccines, that were previously out of reach.

Because of Zipline, thousands of children will grow up with their mothers, women who would have otherwise lost too much blood due to postpartum hemorrhage. Our rapid response times and ability to deliver even the rarest blood types have helped Rwanda to make massive strides in reducing maternal mortality rates.

"I used to see the drones fly and think they must be mad, until the same drone saved my life."
Alice Mutimutuje, Mother, Rwanda

Hundreds of families will now watch their kids grow up because when their children contracted malaria, Zipline delivered the blood they needed for a transfusion. A national on-demand drone delivery system, which many once thought impossible, is now routine in a country no one expected would be leading the world in innovation.

In 2019, Zipline began operations in Ghana, a west African democracy of 29 million people. We're expanding to provide most of the country's population with access to any medical products they need, with four distribution centers spanning from the dense southern regions surrounding Ghana's capital, Accra, to the remote and arid north of the country.

Zipline by the Numbers

A Service You Can Depend On

A Zipline drone launching at 100 km/h.

Our service has been refined through years of testing and thousands of deliveries. Zipline excels when faced with the real-world challenges of inclement weather, surges in demand, and lifesaving urgency.

500 deliveries/day

Capacity from each distribution center. This is up to one ton of medicine and blood products, daily.

Rain or Shine

Proven to work in extremes: from the hot California desert to the rainy mountains of Rwanda. Zipline's drones fly through real-world weather, day and night.

A fleet ready to be loaded with packages. The wings (pictured on the right) detach for efficient ground operations.
A package carrying three units of blood drifts to the ground.

30 Minutes

Average time from order placed to delivery. This was once a 5 hour round-trip truck drive for many hospitals.

80 km Service Radius

A single Zipline distribution center can provide instant medical access to millions. For large countries, Zipline builds a network of distribution centers.

1.8 kg Payload

A single flight can deliver up to 3 units of blood. For larger orders, multiple drones are sent at the same time.
Watch Overview by Wendover


Zipline has designed redundant systems into our drone. The drone has two motors and if one stops working, the other kicks in. The same is true for the drone's power, communications, and navigation systems. On top of all that, the drone has a parachute landing system as a backup to the backup. Watch the Safety Film

Around the World Every 5 Days

Zipline flies more than 40,000 km every five days. That's the equivalent of circumnavigating the planet! We've hardened our systems with over 2,000,000 km flown.

In an emergency, a ballistic parachute safely lowers the drone to the ground.

Get in Touch

Zipline is Taking Off

We're hard at work bringing Zipline to the planet. We still have a lot of work to do! Get in touch if you're excited to be a part of our next launch.

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