The firms have entered into a strategic partnership in a bid to expand their presence in the global marketplace.
Australia-based advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) supplier Volansi have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).
The firms have agreed to jointly engage various regulatory, operational, and commercial stakeholders to promote the delivery of Volansi drones to the commercial and defence services markets across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
In exchange, Volansi has committed to consider leveraging Quickstep’s proprietary aerospace manufacturing process, ‘AeroQure’, to manufacture its drones.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Volansi,” Hannan Parvizian, CEO and co-founder of Volansi, said.
“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.”
Mark Burgess, CEO of Quickstep, said the MOU would enable the Australian firm to further expand its presence in the unmanned sector as part of its broader 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,” he said.
“This is aligned to our plan for ongoing expansion across the aerospace manufacturing and services markets and we look forward to bringing Volansi’s aircraft to Australia soon.”
The signing of the MOU comes just a month after Volansi secured a $400 million contract to support the US Air Force’s Skyborg program.