Astral Aerial Solutions has collaborated with Wingcopter for last-mile delivery solutions. Chief Operations Officer at Astral Aerial, Geoffrey Nyaga announced it during a recent webinar which included panelists Andi Fisanich, Chief of Staff, Wingcopter; Tautvydas Juskauskas, Drone Specialist, UNICEF/ISG UAS; Yaniv Gelnik, Global Business Development Lead, Zipline; Patrick Meier, Co-founder, WeRobotics; and Lawrence K Amukono, Chief, National Continuous Monitoring Coordinator, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.
“It is important for all of us to develop solutions for the consumers that reduce delivery times. Therefore, Astral is delighted to announce the newly formed partnership with Wingcopter. It combines the local expertise we have with state-of-the-art technology offering the best solutions in Africa and India. Our aim is to develop a strong network and solutions across Africa for the expected Covid-19 vaccine,” Nyaga said, adding, that they had been looking for companies that not only build drones but also provide solutions to their clients.
The last-mile delivery of health and humanitarian cargoes to rural areas in Africa is usually affected by barriers such as land isolation, lack of secure storage and warehouse facilities, and other infrastructural issues.