Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has announced this week a Letter of Intent (LOI), with Astral Aerial Solutions based in Kenya, reports a company press release.
The parties will partner with the local regulator (Kenya Civil Aviation Authority) to identify and analyse market opportunities in the country for DDC’s drone delivery solutions.
“This is our first international opportunity,” enthused Michael Zahra, President and CEO of DDC. “There are numerous potential applications from traditional last-mile cargo to mining, oil & gas, healthcare, humanitarian aid and infrastructure inspection services.”
Astral Aerial Solutions is a newly licensed Kenyan Drone Operator whose aim is to create a drone-revolution in Africa. The company’s vision is to offer the most innovative, flexible and cost-effective UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) integrated solutions that have a lasting impact for its clients.
Astral Aerial was rated by Airbus as Africa’s Top 10 Tech start-ups in 2018 and won the IATA Cargo Innovation Award in 2017. The company is associated with Astral Aviation that is an established cargo airline, has a strong footprint in Africa and Europe, and a diverse fleet of 14 Freighter Aircraft and a network of 50 destinations.
Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO of Astral Aerial Solutions and Astral Aviation, said, “We are excited to co-operate with Drone Delivery Canada and to learn from their experience in providing innovative drone-based logistics platforms in Canada that can be applied to Africa. The Canadian technology can benefit various sectors especially in healthcare and accessibility to remote communities.”
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