Volansi VTOL drone delivery leader and composite manufacturer Quickstep sign MoU
Photo Credit: Volanis Inc., Quickstep Holdings Ltd.
Unmanned aerial vehicle logistics company Volansi, Inc. (San Francisco, Calif., U.S.) and Quickstep Holdings Ltd. (Sydney, Australia), Australia’s largest independent aerospace advanced composites manufacturer, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Under this MoU, Volansi and Quickstep will engage with various regulatory, operational and commercial stakeholders to promote Volansi drones to the commercial and defense services markets, most notably the Australian Department of Defence. Volansi and Quickstep will also continue discussions on the potential application of Quickstep’s proprietary aerospace manufacturing process, AeroQure, to manufacture Volansi drones. The out-of-autoclave (OOA) composite cure process uses a pressurized circulating heat transfer fluid (HTF) to rapidly heat and cool advanced composite parts.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Volansi,” says Hannan Parvizian, CEO and co-founder of Volansi. “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.”
As a leader in commercial deliveries using long-range, heavy-payload drones, Volansi provides delivery services for customers in commercial, defense and humanitarian sectors in emerging markets. Most recently, the company were selected by the U.S. Air Force to participate in the $400 million Skyborg program to build next-generation unmanned aircraft, one of three U.S. Air Force Vanguard programs.
Mark Burgess, CEO of Quickstep adds: “Expanding our presence in the unmanned sector is a key element of Quickstep’s growth strategy. 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 on-going expansion across the aerospace manufacturing and services markets and we look forward to bringing Volansi’s aircraft to Australia soon.”
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