Samad Aerospace has started the certification process of its Starling Cargo aircraft.
The company’s aim is to make air cargo “faster, greener and more sustainable”.
The electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft will be remotely piloted with auto pilot capability. The Starling Cargo has a cruising speed of 95mph, flight ceiling of 10,000ft and a range of up to 135 miles, and will enable flexible point to point air cargo of up to 50kg payload.
“Our fully electric VTOL Starling Cargo aircraft will change the future of transportation reducing emissions and carbon footprint of air cargo,” said Samad Aerospace CEO Dr. Seyed Mohseni.
Samad said companies from a range of industry sectors had expressed interest in the aircraft, including 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 of food, medicine and equipment to often remote regions of the world with underdeveloped or damaged local infrastructure, Samad noted. The aircraft is available to pre-order now for delivery in Q4 2022.