The electric cargo aircraft by UPS.


UAE issues licence for first electric cargo aircraft

The UAE has issued a license for the first electric cargo aircraft in the region.

The temporary license was issued by Regulations Lab at the General Secretariat of the Cabinet to an electric cargo aircraft by United Parcel Service (UPS).

With the license, UPS will be able to start its cargo operations through a new sustainable electric aircraft.

Granting the license is part of the UA’s push towards zero emissions by 2050, said Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, and Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority.

“The UAE is keen to adopt international best practices and advanced technologies in the air cargo industry,” Al Marri added.

The electric aircraft emits lower noise levels and works on clean energy compared to helicopters, experts say. ICA/Expat Media

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