Dronamics cargo drone takes first flight

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Dronamics has completed the first flight of its flagship aircraft, Black Swan, at Balchik Airfield in Bulgaria.

This milestone is the culmination of months of ground testing and subscale flights. Black Swan 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 in 2023, serving industries such as e-commerce, pharma, spare parts and perishables with a fast and cost-effective solution to meet evolving consumer needs.

Konstantin Rangelov, Dronamics’ co-founder and chief technology officer, said, “Since the day we first imagined what the Black Swan aircraft could look like, we’ve worked toward this flight. Today we’ve made history and are proud to have demonstrated the validity of our drone technology.”

Svilen Rangelov, the company’s co-founder and CEO, commented, “It’s taken an enormous amount of hard work, belief and drive to prove that what we envisioned works. We can now focus on the next step – the rollout of our commercial operations – and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Read more key technology updates from the parcel and postal technology industry here.

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