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Start Aero inks commercial agreement with Alnahdi Aviation Technology in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, November 22, 2017

Strat Aero has inked a Commercial Agreement with Alnahdi Aviation Technology, a specialist in aviation technology (AAT) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to collaborate on establishing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Training Centre in the country, in line with the company's strategy to focus on its key strengths and experience, specifically its Training Division.

The international aerospace company focused on the rapidly emerging UAV sector said Tuesday that the centre would provide 'comprehensive' training for military and civilian unmanned aerial system pilots and sensor operators, based on Strat Aero's modular UAV training course and its proprietary Digital Data Management system for the delivery of course data and tracking student progress.

Under the agreement, the two companies would work together on developing a joint business model and plan, designed to meet an initial predicted demand of 50 crew seats per year, which was expected to multiply as the customer base broadened.

That plan would include a student fee, to be split equally between the company Strat Aero and AAT, once agreed with the client.

Iain McLure, CEO of Strat Aero plc, commented, 'Saudi Arabia and the entire Middle East region is an area which has significant value potential for Strat Aero, and this Agreement with Alnahdi Aviation Technology presents us with a highly reputable partner with which to capitalise on this opportunity. The skill set required to deliver the proposed training programme is extremely specialised and very rare. Thanks to the unrivalled experience of our senior team, Strat Aero has these skills in-house and is therefore uniquely placed to develop and deliver a complex and high spec training programme. I look forward to providing further information regarding this partnership as it develops and formalises.'

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