SAMAD Aerospace has started the certification process of its Starling Cargo aircraft.

The electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft will enable flexible point to point air cargo of up to 50kg payload. The aircraft has a cruising speed of 95mph, flight ceiling of 10,000 feet and a range of up to 135 miles. The Starling Cargo aircraft will be remotely piloted with auto pilot capability.

Aircraft suitable for high value cargo transit

SAMAD Aerospace has already seen interest in the Starling Cargo aircraft from a number of industry sectors which require capabilities for high value cargo transit. These include oil and gas corporations, gemstone mining companies, medical logistics and emergency response companies.

The Starling Cargo aircraft can be utilised for delivering humanitarian critical cargo including food, medicine and equipment to remote regions of the world with underdeveloped or damaged local infrastructure. Dr Seyed Mohseni, CEO of SAMAD Aerospace, said: “Our fully electric VTOL Starling Cargo aircraft will change the future of transportation reducing emissions and carbon footprint of air cargo.”

The aircraft is available for pre-order for delivery in Q4 2022. The Starling Cargo will offer an air cargo option which is faster than conventional travel by utilising locations closer to the customer’s required point of departure and destination, including remote locations.

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