in General Aviation / Features

Elong takes drones to new heights

Posted 18 December 2017 · Add Comment

Cameroon start-up company Will & Brothers – led by entrepreneur William Elong – intends to put the country on the map as a drone manufacturer and has raised $200,000 to fulfil his dream.

Elong ranks seventh among Forbes magazine’s top 30 most promising young African entrepreneurs and after graduating, aged just 20, from the Paris School of Economic Warfare, he returned home intending to gain the shareholders and partners that his company sought.
Drone Africa is the result and it now counts premises in the country’s economic capital of Yaoundé and a 22-strong team of dedicated enthusiasts that represent four nationalities speaking eight languages from two continents among its assets.
Elong said his company is helping to reduce the cost of aerial mapping and imagery for both tourism and business users with the added benefit of enhancing the technical skills of young Africans.
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

First Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 production engine despatched

The first Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 production engine was despatched yesterday to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, in readiness to power Airbus’s latest aircraft, the A330neo, into service.

Ethiopian Airlines selects GEnx engines to power its additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Ethiopian Airlines selected the GEnx engine to power its six additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. This selection increases Ethiopian Airlines' GEnx-powered B787 aircraft to 19 total.

Airbus forecasts $4.6 trillion worldwide market for commercial aircraft services over next 20 years

Ambitions to boost value to customers and reach $10bn of services revenues in commercial in the next decade

FIA2018: GECAS and Boeing announce agreement for 737-800 Boeing converted freighters

GECAS and Boeing has announced today that they have reached an agreement for 35 additional 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

Ethiopian Airlines wins Best Airline in Africa award

Ethiopian Airlines has secured the top prize at the 2018 World Airline Awards being named the ‘Best Airline in Africa’ for the second time.

TS&S Signs MoU with Ethiopian Airlines

Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S), a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for gas turbines and driven equipment that is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), and Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian)

TAA SK0902311218
See us at
AirCargoAFA_BT220318210219AviationAfrica_BT0607280219GroundHandling BT2205130918AAD2018 BT