Opportunities for Cargo Drones in Africa and Lake Victoria Challenge – Presented by Caroline Gevaert, The World Bank

Caroline Gevaert

Opportunities for Cargo Drones in Africa and Lake Victoria Challenge – Presented by Caroline Gevaert, The World Bank, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The people of Lake Victoria need to be connected. According to World Bank estimates, Africa needs to spend $38 billion more each year on transport infrastructure, plus a further $37 billion on operations and maintenance — that’s just to sustain its current level of development.

Leap-frog technologies such as cargo drones can be used to overcome this infrastructure gap, providing rural towns and villages with access to services like emergency aid, commercial goods, medical supplies and wider economic opportunities. Continue reading “Opportunities for Cargo Drones in Africa and Lake Victoria Challenge – Presented by Caroline Gevaert, The World Bank”

Africa – The next frontier for Commercial Drones – Presented by Sanjeev Gadhia, Astral Aerial Solutions

Sanjeev Gadhia

Africa – The next frontier for Commercial Drones – Duo presentation by Sanjeev Gadhia, Astral Aerial Solutions & Luis Carrillo, Owner Singular Group, at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which will take place on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Africa will lead the way in adopting drone technology, out of necessity, which will result in a leap to the next frontier. The use of Cargo Drones in Africa will improve accessibility and connectivity in an efficient and cost-effective manner, which will be replicated in other regions in the world. Continue reading “Africa – The next frontier for Commercial Drones – Presented by Sanjeev Gadhia, Astral Aerial Solutions”

Astral Aviation to launch first cargo drone operation in Africa

Astral Aviation

Astral Aviation to launch first cargo drone operation in Africa

Kenyan cargo airline Astral Aviation plans to launch the first cargo drone operation in Africa by the end of this year. Based in Nairobi and operating cargo flights in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, Astral Aviation has established Astral Aerial Solutions as a dedicated subsidiary to handle the Kenyan freight specialist’s expansion into the niche drone market in Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. The company also has established a drone technology academy in Kenya that trains youth to operate the vehicles. Continue reading “Astral Aviation to launch first cargo drone operation in Africa”