What we did
Our company was foundedAugust 2016
Astral Aerial was founded in 2016. It was later incorporated a under the companies act in 2017
Won IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award 201717th March 2017
Astral Aerial Solutions wins the 2017 IATA Cargo Innovation Award with its ‘UTM (UAV Traffic Management) Concept for Africa’, a project to use drones in remote areas with insufficient infrastructure.
The award was presented at the 11th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Abu Dhabi.
Zanzibar WeRobotics Training on Humanitarian UAV use15th March, 2017
Two of our pilots achieved successful training on use of both fixed wing and multi-copter drones in Humanitarian contexts.
Astral Speaks at DRONECON, Johannesburg8th June 2017
Astral Sponsors Youth Connekt Africa in Kigali21st July 2017
We were privileged to sponsor the YouthConnekt event where Alibaba Founder Jack Ma inspired a generation of African Youth.
- We set up a drone e-commerce platform
- We, for the first time, unveiled the solar powered Guardian Eye, an in-house drone.
And by the way, the third guy from the right, is our youngest member of the team, at only 14 years old!
First RPL Multi-Rotor Training and License in South AfricaSeptember, 2017
Successfully completed a multi-rotor Remote Pilot Licensing course for one of our pilots.
Presenting the Astral Project at the first ever IATA DronesLAB. We were privileged to discuss how Africa is leading the way in cargo deliveries using large cargo drones.
Astral Aerial Solutions Developing a UTM System for Africa
Full story in the link below http://www.kenyaengineer.co.ke/features/item/3536-ict-to-play-critical-role-in-aviation-industry
Official press release http://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages/2017-03-21-03.aspx