US to be testbed for autonomous planes for Africa

Kenya-based cargo airline Astral Aviation has signed a strategic collaboration with autonomous aircraft systems firm, Reliable Robotics to launch operations in sub-Saharan Africa The companies will work together to develop operational, regulatory, and business plans while Reliable Robotics is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to certify its automation system on the Cessna 208 Caravan, and to begin commercial cargo operations in the US. It has already made aviation history ... [+]

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