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Hyderabad-based Zebu Intelligent Systems has etched its name in aviation history by setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest endurance electric-powered flight by a drone under 5kg. Their indigenously developed propulsion system powered the drone for an incredible 3 hours, 13 minutes, and 14 seconds, shattering the previous record by a significant margin of 50 minutes.

The record-breaking feat was piloted by Jogarao Bommana on May 6th, 2024, in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The official title awarded by Guinness World Records is “Longest duration flight of an electrically powered prototype multirotor/drone – 5 kg or less.” This achievement is a testament to Zebu Intelligent Systems’ cutting-edge technology and dedication to innovation in the drone industry.

“A Guinness World Records title has always been on my bucket list,” said Jogarao Bommana, expressing his delight at achieving this remarkable feat. He skillfully combined his passion for record-breaking with his technical expertise to achieve this historic flight. “I knew this was a challenge we could take up,” he added, highlighting the collaborative effort behind this success.

Zebu Intelligent Systems’ accomplishment has significant implications for the future of drone technology. Electric drones offer numerous advantages over traditional fuel-powered models, including quieter operation, lower emissions, and increased efficiency. This record-breaking flight serves as a major milestone in pushing the boundaries of electric drone endurance, opening doors for potential applications in various sectors like surveillance, logistics, and disaster relief.