Dronamics, one of the world’s first cargo drone airlines, has announced today the successful completion of the first flight of its flagship aircraft, the Black Swan, at Balchik airport in Bulgaria; demonstrating the potential for the logistics industry to enhance efficiency in the transportation of products.
Dronamics plans to enable same day delivery for everyone, everywhere.
“This significant milestone is the culmination of months of ground testing and subscale flights,” said a company press release. “The Black Swan aircraft was remotely piloted by two commercial airline pilots from the Dronamics ground control station. The successful flight test validates the company’s licensed cargo drone technology for commercial flights in Europe, set to begin later this year, serving industries such as e-commerce, pharma, spare parts, and perishables with a fast and cost-effective solution to meet evolving consumer needs.”
The Black Swan is able to carry 350 kg (770 lb) at a distance of up to 2,500 km (1,550 mi) up to 80% faster, 50% cheaper and with up to 60% lower emissions than alternative modes of transport, including airfreight, says the company. This enables same-day shipping over very long distances for a variety of industries: from pharma to food, from e-commerce to spare parts.
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