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FIA2018: Astral in drones drive with Dubai deal

Posted 18 July 2018 · Add Comment

Kenya’s cargo airline Astral Aviation signed a deal at the Farnborough Airshow today with Dubai-based Falcon Drones Technology for two Lucas-F250 drones with an option to purchase an additional 10 in 2019.


Astral will become the exclusive operator of the Lucas F-250 drone in Kenya.  
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.”
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 and Kamel Alzaka announce the drone deal at Farnborough
 

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