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Partners of Kenya Airways and UK-Based Skyports to do Drone Operations


Kenya Airways has partnered with Air Transport Company (AAM), Skyports to make drones in the country. The two bodies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch permanent aviation (AV) operations in the country by 3rd of 2021.

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“This partnership with Skyports will support our diversified plans for the use of drone technology. This will provide us with access to installed equipment and activities that will lay the foundation for the Kenyan and regional aerospace market through our subsidiary technology aircraft, Fahari Aviation , “Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Allan Kilavuka explained.

This comes just weeks after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority legalized drone operations in the country to allow for their business.

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The two entities are now embarking on an investigation to determine the commercial feasibility and operations of the drone will have medical cases, equipment and inspections.

A number of leading private and public institutions have also announced their pilot operations in the country.

“Our partnership with Kenya Airways could open up significant aviation and inspection opportunities in Kenya. This will save time and cost savings for our customers and contribute to the growth of aviation technology and aviation system.” Skyports chief executive Duncan Walker he said.

“The agreement emphasizes the growth of Skyports espionage technology as a simplified version that suits different market needs.” he added.

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