Drone manufacturer Volansi, based in Concord, California, has won the African Drone Forum’s Airmanship Special Award for its participation in the Lake Kivu Challenge.
Taking place in Rwanda in February 2020, the African Drone Forum’s Lake Kivu Challenge pitted drone companies against one another in a variety of competitions.
It has now been announced that Volansi has won the Airmanship Special Award based on its performance.
Participants underwent rigorous scrutinising of safety practices, training standards, maintenance procedures, risk mitigation and concepts of operation.
Volansi CEO and co-founder Hannan Parvizian commented: “We see Airmanship as a multi-dimensional concept and a mindset that every member of our team strives to embody every day.
“We are honored to receive the Airmanship Award from the African Drone Forum organisers and see it as another validation of our ability to continue to transform the way critical goods are transported to the places they are needed most.”
Volansi is a provider of on-demand aerial delivery services for time-critical shipments over long ranges.
Its heavy-payload drones are used for commercial, defense, and humanitarian applications.