The UAE is doing every bit to shift towards eco-friendly transport. With electric-powered bicycles, skateboards and scooters, more people in the UAE are ‘going green’. And now, there’s a new addition to this list to enhance the sustainability of the air cargo industry. Say hello to UAE’s first flying parcel delivery vehicle. The UAE Regulations Lab has issued a licence for the electric cargo aircraft and that’s another step towards the region’s ‘go green’ initiative.
A statement from the Government Media Office on Tuesday said that the licence was issued in collaboration with logistics company United Parcel Service to test electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft in the UAE.
It will “contribute to reducing the carbon footprint by encouraging the adoption of clean energy and harnessing the potential of technology and innovation in redefining the future of the logistics sector and its impact on the environment and climate”, the media office said.
The recently issued license will promote the use of clean energy and will utilize the potential of technology and innovation to redefine the future of the logistics industry and its effects on the environment and climate.
His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy, and Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said: “The UAE is keen to adopt international best practices and advanced technologies in the air cargo industry. The latest aircraft licence will “provide the legal provision on a temporary basis to advance the UAE’s journey towards net zero emissions by 2050.’
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Dubai is aiming high to become a futuristic city, and with the launch of eco-friendly transportation, the emirate is proving that it can soon become a superpower as well.
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