London, UK / Melbourne, Australia PRESS RELEASE: 03/12/2021: UAVaid and Swoop Aero have
entered into a strategic partnership for air logistics services in Sierra Leone.
Swoop Aero’s autonomous eVTOL aircraft will be integrated in UAVaid’s mixed-fleet drone offering
in Sierra Leone and complement UAVaid’s long range fixed-wing HANSARD drones.
“As sustainable drone logistics continues to cement its place in LMIC and high resourced markets
alike, combining complementary technology opens opportunities to deepen the role of air
mobility in supply chains,” said Swoop Aero’s CEO and co-founder Eric Peck.
“Integration is key to solving complex supply chain challenges. That’s why, in all our operations, we
ensure our platform seamlessly integrates to generate real impact – be that with adjacent logistics
solutions, existing supply chain systems, processes and technology or the local health system and
communities. We are excited to have the agility of the Swoop Aero platform support UAVaid’s
service offering in the Sierra Leone market, complimenting the capabilities of their long range
fixed-wing Hansard drone.”
“With market leading safety record and eVTOL capabilities, we are delighted to be able to
complement our long-range HANSARD platform, with Swoop Aero’s eVTOL systems in the Sierra
Leone market. This partnership brings new and exciting capabilities to our service offering and, by
broadening the range of use-cases we can support in this market, we are able to provide solutions
to an even wider range of needs experienced by the local population, particularly around medical
logistics. This may include medical sample collection for disease surveillance or improved
diagnostic testing” said UAVAid co-founder James Ronen.
“With such a good fit of complementary technologies, we look forward to working with Swoop
Aero and expanding the scope of collaboration between us in this and other markets.”