In Concurrency with the World Cities Day H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Inaugurates the First Versatile Aircraft on the Middle East Level


31 October 2020


H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the Chairman of the Municipality & Planning Department – Ajman, inaugurated the latest unmanned aerial vehicle for vertical takeoff and landing, being the first aircraft of type in the Middle East, with the presence of H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, the Department’s Director-General, Eng. Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Bin Omair Al Muhairi, the Executive Director of the Infrastructure Development Sector, and Eng. Ali Malallah Al Shehhi, the Director of the Department’s Planning & Survey Department.


His Highness confirmed that the Department is aiming to utilize all modern technologies for the promotion of work and the attainment of the desired objectives, stating that the aircraft will provide highly accurate data to aid in the directing and positioning process, in addition to tracing the urban extension of the city and taking recent aerial images of the various urban projects.


His Highness conveyed his pride of the national and qualified staff who are ongoingly looking for solutions that exceed expectations and who are dedicating their efforts intensively for achieving the best in all fields. He stated that: “We have found it appropriate to inaugurate the aircraft in concurrency with the World Cities Day, falling on the 31st of October of every year.

His Highness continued by saying that the national staff will use the aircraft in taking images of large areas of the Emirate of Ajman within few days only, stating that the aircraft will provide 3-D models of the city and will focus on various terrains, and will also shed light on environmental phenomena using infrared rays.


His Highness listened to a detailed explanation given by Eng. Ali Al Shehhi about the aircraft, its objectives, and its stages of operation, stating that the aircraft has been designed using durable materials in a standard and unique manner so that it can be easily transported, assembled, and dismantled, and that it has also been equipped with an internal magnetic compass and an external magnetic compass.


Al Shehhi continued explaining to His Highness that the dynamic design of the affixed antenna and the embedded units within the aircraft gives it several features, including its stable aviation capabilities, while the high voltage battery, in role, enables an unloaded aviation time of 150 minutes.


Al Shehhi added that the aircraft contains a multifunctional and multiplatform terrestrial control program, which provides high accuracy in taking off and landing and which also ensures aviation safety in emergencies, which include a weak battery, loss of data connection, or loss of GNSS satellite connection.



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