Thursday, December 2, 2021

Autonomous Airborne Craft Claims 350 Kilogramme Payload and 2,500 Kilometre Range

First Flight of Unmanned Drone Unveiling Livestreaming Shortly
Shipping News Feature

UK – BULGARIA – Great claims are being made for an autonomous, airborne drone system we have looked previously. Having signed up two of the biggest names in logistics, DHL and Hellmann earlier this year the unmanned aircraft concerned is due to demonstrate its capabilities in just a few days.

Maker DRONAMICS claims with the capability to carry a 350 kilogramme payload up to 2,500 kilometres at up to 80% lower cost than any aircraft in existence, the Black Swan can operate from unpaved runways as short as 400 metres, offering even the smallest and most remote communities services hitherto impossible. Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder & CEO says:

“The unveiling of the Black Swan represents a critical milestone in the company’s mission to enable same-day shipping for everyone everywhere. The years of hard work are paying off and as soon as we’re done with our extensive test program and obtain certification in 2022 we are going to begin commercial operations, serving customers in Europe and beyond years ahead of everyone else.”

The company has ensured it is ticking all the right boxes by stating the aircraft can fly using 100% sustainable aviation fuel and filling gaps in the market such as ferrying vital supplies between islands or delivering critical spare parts deep into a country’s hinterland. It also plans to establish a global network of strategically placed ‘Drone Ports’ to achieve this. Konstantin Rangelov, Co-Founder & CTO concluded:

“For more than 100 years people have designed airplanes for humans first, meaning they were never really optimised for cargo, and in fact, they’re quite inefficient. By being extremely focused solely on carrying cargo, we were able to develop an aircraft that is able to do the job at up to 80% lower cost than any other airplane, meaning we can bring the benefits of aviation to billions of people around the world who do not get regular air service.”

The launch of the Black Swan will be live-streamed online on the 7th of December 2021 at 19:30 CET (that’s 16:30 GMT). For more information click HERE.