Europe’s first licensed cargo drone is steadily getting closer to operational

If you want to see drones fly through Europe, we have good news. Airlines this week Dronomics A grant of €2.5 million has been awarded by the European Commission under the prestigious European Innovation Council (EIC) accelerator programme.

Dronamics is Europe’s first licensed cargo drone airline and the International Air Transport Association (IATA’s) first strategic partner for drones. It took too long.

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But, first let’s talk about Dronomics. The company makes large long-range drones specially designed for cargo, like its Black Swan, which can carry 350 kg for up to 2,500 km.

This method of shipping is up to 80% faster, 50% cheaper, and with up to 60% lower emissions than alternative modes of transportation — including airfreight — making it great for mid-mile delivery.

This will enable same-day shipping in industries such as pharmaceuticals, e-commerce and emergency support Drones can travel long distances, helping customers currently served by traditional delivery providers.

Europe’s slow move towards commercial drones

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