DRONAMICS' Black Swan large cargo drones can carry 350 kgs of cargo up to 2,500 kms
Bulgaria's DRONAMICS, the world’s leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, has unveiled the first 5 airports in its European network of cargo droneports.
The DRONAMICS European Droneport Network is the world’s first cargo droneport network and includes private airports and airport groups operating more than 35 airports in 11 European countries, connecting 300 million people with low-cost same-day cargo service.
DRONAMICS will operate same-day flights within the network using its proprietary DRONAMICS “Black Swan” large cargo drones, each with a capacity of 350 kg and range of up to 2,500 km, reducing time, cost and emissions by up to 80% compared to traditional air cargo.
The first 5 airports unveiled are in Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Italy, and Sweden.
Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial at Belgium's Liège Airport said: “We believe that unmanned air freight will be an important part of the future of the logistics industry.
"With the capabilities of the Black Swan, DRONAMICS taps into the growing segment of on-demand same-day delivery in e-commerce, pharma and time-critical cargo.
"Now we take the next step with DRONAMICS, and with the support of Skeyes, the Belgian Air Traffic Control organization who is playing a leading role in regulation for drones.”
Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO of DRONAMICS said: “The power of logistics to unlock economic value and opportunity is second to none. This is why especially in a post-2020 world.
"We are starting with Europe not just because our 2,500 km range allows us to cover the whole continent in one flight, but also because the EU and EASA have shown remarkable regulatory leadership in the field of air mobility.
"We are happy to find such great airport partners who will work with us to pioneer this emerging technology.”
The launch of the network happens at a pivotal moment for the drone delivery industry in Europe with the EU’s first unified drone regulations set to kick-in on January 1st, 2021.