DRONAMICS launches the first Cargo Drone Airline and appoints a Chief Operating Officer – sUAS News

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DRONAMICS the world’s leading developer and operator of large cargo drones, announces the launch of DRONAMICS Airlines with companies in Ireland, Australia and Canada that will manage the airfreight operations for same-day delivery services with its proprietary unmanned cargo drone – The Black Swan. As part of its ramp-up for commercial operations, the company appoints the seasoned aviation executive Sergio Oliveira e Silva as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new senior management team position.

Sergio joins the organization from his former position of Managing Director, Asia of a Global aviation services public listed company. Over a 25-year career, Sergio has held executive-level positions with some of the industry’s largest operating companies within different international regions for privately held and publicly listed companies.

The three newly founded subsidiaries are incorporated in the respective countries as they are leaders in drone regulations, but also are the regions of the first customer cases that will be serviced in e-commerce, pharma and spare parts logistics which will be revealed later this year.

Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder & CEO at DRONAMICS said: “This is an important milestone for us, and we are thrilled by the talent we are attracting to our organization that is embracing our vision to democratize airfreight. We will continue enhancing our experienced management team who will provide additional expertise to deliver our first commercial flight in a near future.”

Sergio Oliveira e Silva, COO at DRONAMICS, said: “I’m very much looking forward to being part of the team that will bring into the market the next-generation logistics networks for e-commerce, pharma, agriculture shipments, special cargo, and spare parts. I am excited to be again involved in another successful pioneer venture within the aviation logistics industry”.

As a COO of DRONAMICS, Sergio will be responsible for the set-up and operations of the airline business, the deployment of the droneport network, and the upcoming operational authorizations under the fast-evolving drone regulations around the globe. The appointment comes as the first step in building up our global structure that will support the roll-out of the same-day delivery service of DRONAMICS.

About DRONAMICS: Based in London (UK) and Sofia (Bulgaria), DRONAMICS is the world’s leading developer and operator of large cargo drones. Its flagship Black Swan unmanned aircraft is able to carry 350 kg of cargo at a distance of up to 2,500 km at up to 80% lower cost than any aircraft in existence, enabling same-day shipping over very long distances for e-commerce, pharma, and time-critical shipments. Founded in 2014 by the Rangelov brothers, an economist and an aerospace engineer, the company’s fast-growing team includes some of the world’s top aerospace and logistics experts and is the winner of numerous awards for innovation, including IATA’s Drone Innovation Award. A private company, DRONAMICS is funded by leading entrepreneurs and executives in aviation, logistics, and technology from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia, as well as by Founders Factory, Speedinvest and Eleven Capital.

DRONAMICS is IATA’s first Strategic Partner for drones worldwide and has been named by the European Commission as a Top 10 EU-Africa startup.

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