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Astral shopping for UAVs from Dubai's Falcon Drones Technology

Posted 18 July 2018 · Add Comment

Dubai-based Falcon Drones Technology signed a deal at the Farnborough Airshow today with Kenya-based cargo airline Astral Aviation

The pair signed a letter of intent for the airline to acquire two Lucas-F250 drones with an option to purchase an additional 10 in 2019.
Astral Aviation will become the exclusive operator of the Lucas F-250 drone in Kenya.
Falcon Drones Technology is founded and owned by Dubai-based entrepreneur Kamel Alzaka who aims to revolutionise the cargo transportation sector with the use of UAVs for opertions in danger zones, disaster relief, firefighting, freight, humanitarian aid and oil and gas services.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for Falcon Drones and we are thrilled to have signed this letter of intent,” said Alzarka,
This latest drone offers a range extending 1500km, with endurance of up to 10 hours, a cruise speed of 150km per hour and maximum speed of 200km per hour. It also benefits from a cargo payload of up to 250 kilograms, capacity for EURO pallet dimensions, folding wings, a folding tail, fully autonomous takeoff and landing and Waypoint Navigation and landing.
Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO of Astral Aviation said: “The Falcon Drones technology is truly ground breaking. At Astral, we are delighted to have secured this order with exclusivity in Kenya. It brings with it the exciting prospect of further expansion in the wider East Africa region.”

Sanjeev Ghadia andl Kamel Alzaka  stepping up for drones
 

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