Astral Aerial, Wingcopter announce strategic partnership for last-mile delivery
Astral Aerial Solutions has collaborated with Wingcopter for last mile delivery solutions. Geoffrey Nyaga, chief operations officer of Astral Aerial announced it during a webinar organised by the Logistics Update Africa on ‘Drones for improving healthcare supply chains and creating drone corridors for Africa'.
“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,” he said.
Andi Fisanich, chief of staff, Wingcopter was also part of the webinar.
Astral stated that they had been looking for companies which 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.
Other panelists included 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.