Volansi, a supplier of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) middle-mile drone delivery services and Quickstep, an independent Australian aerospace advanced composites manufacturer, announced on Wednesday the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The strategic relationship seeks to expand Volansi and Quickstep’s reach into the global drone market.
Under this MOU, Volansi and Quickstep will engage with various regulatory, operational, and commercial stakeholders to promote Volansi drones to the commercial and defence services markets, most notably with Defence. Volansi and Quickstep said they will also continue discussions on the potential application of Quickstep’s proprietary aerospace manufacturing process, ‘AeroQure’, to manufacture Volansi drones.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Volansi,” Hannan Parvizian, CEO and Co-Founder of Volansi, said. “This MOU will allow us the opportunity to combine our depth of industry knowledge with Quickstep’s composite component expertise to grow our market presence in Australia as well as the Asia-Pacific region.”
Volansi provides delivery services for customers in commercial, defence and humanitarian sectors in emerging markets. Most recently, they were selected by the US Air Force to participate in the $400 million Skyborg program, one of three US Air Force Vanguard programs.
“Expanding our presence in the unmanned sector is a key element of Quickstep’s growth strategy," Mark Burgess, CEO of Quickstep said. "We are excited by this opportunity to build our relationship with Volansi, who have already established credibility in the Advanced Air Mobility market with their mature platform range.
"This is aligned to our plan for on-going expansion across the aerospace manufacturing and services markets and we look forward to bringing Volansi’s Aircraft to Australia soon.”