Yamaha partners with Astral to expand drone ops in Kenya

While major integrators and e-commerce giants are navigating the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) for cargo delivery in North America , Europe and China, Kenya-based drone start-up Astral Aerial Solutions, an affiliate of Astral Aviation, is pursuing drone projects of its own from the company’s base in Nairobi. Astral Aerial Solutions and Japanese drone manufacturer Yamaha Motor Company are partnering to provide […]

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-August

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]

Astral Aviation to expand freighter fleet

Kenya-based all-cargo carrier Astral Aviation will expand its freighter fleet and also move into the passenger business. Astral will sell a stake to China-based Hainan Airlines, and, under a recently signed MOU with Hainan, will develop a plan to launch regional passenger service from Nairobi using a planned fleet of five ERJ-145s. On the cargo […]
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