Unmanned aircraft for cargo – potential and challenges – Presented by Vladimir Zubkov, TIACA

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Unmanned aircraft for cargo – potential and challenges – Presented by Vladimir Zubkov, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference USA, which takes place on March 20, 2018, North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.

What is the place of TIACA in the implementation of unmanned aircraft in the air cargo industry? RPAS and UAS – promising candidates for the “last mile delivery” or the future workhorse of the industry? Regulatory challenges and administrations involved. How to be prepared to comply with different kind of regulations? Technological solutions helping to overcome existing barriers. Human factors, stimulating innovations and development of human capital. From talking to acting – is there a mechanism? Continue reading “Unmanned aircraft for cargo – potential and challenges – Presented by Vladimir Zubkov, TIACA”

African carrier Astral Aviation is to start testing its two-tonne Flyox drone in Malawi

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African carrier Astral Aviation is to start testing its two-tonne Flyox drone in Malawi next month as it looks to start operating regular flights, writes Justin Burns.

Speaking at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami in the ‘Unmanned aircraft and new airline technology’ session on 19 October, chief executive officer, Sanjeev Gadhia says it is full steam ahead.

Gadhia says the plan is to operate the petrol-powered Flyox drone on point-to-point routes for various sectors in Africa sometime in the next three to six months.

He explains the drone, which was developed in Barcelona, Spain, would carry a range of shipments for various sectors including humanitarian aid (food and medical relief, vaccines etc), O&G and mining, agriculture and post and e-commerce. Continue reading “African carrier Astral Aviation is to start testing its two-tonne Flyox drone in Malawi”