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NAIROBI: September 04, 2019. Astral Aerial Solutions (AAS), an affiliate of Astral Aviation, is to promote the use of Yamaha’s Fazer R G2 drone for last mile delivery of air cargo in Africa. The drone has a maximum payload of 35kgs and range of 90kms.

Yamaha Fazer G2Founder Sanjeev Gadhia said the firm would promote the use of the drones in the Kenya market for agricultural production services such as crop spraying, remote deliveries and overhead structural and civil engineering inspection functions.

“At Astral Aerial Solutions, our mission is to create a drone-revolution in Africa by adapting technology and innovation to solve Africa’s problem so that it can leapfrog to the future," said Gadhia.

"Our association with Yamaha will provide us with the necessary impetus to scale our delivery capacity in the agricultural and civil engineering fields as the Fazer range of drones enjoy unrivalled and proven reputation in agricultural performance; a testament to Yamaha's commitment to remotely piloted helicopters and precision agriculture solutionsm," he added.

AAS aims to provide drone services in Africa for humanitarian cargo air transport, medical deliveries, aerial mapping and imagery, aerial surveillance and security, agriculture, oil and gas services, and emergency response.