Drone delivery service in Kenya
British advanced air mobility (AAM) company Skyports has signed a MoU with Kenya’s flag carrier airline Kenya Airways, to collaborate on launching permanent UAV operations in the East African country. Joint efforts have already begun with respect to drone delivery.
In the coming three months, the partnership will explore the commercial viability and impact of a variety of medical, logistical and inspection use cases alongside Kenya’s major public and private institutions. The target for the launch of the first drone delivery flights is Q3-Q4/2021.
Previously, Skyports obtained regulatory approvals to fly the UK’s first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) medical drone deliveries for the National Health Service, while Kenya Airways seeks to lead the application of drone technology in its region. (ah)