Drone cargo airline Dronamics completes first flight of flagship aircraft

June 1, 2023
The firm’s Black Swan cargo drone flew 16 miles in a little more than 10 minutes, Jack Daleo reports for Flying.

BALCHIK, Bulgaria - When you hear the words “black swan,” you probably think of the award-winning Natalie Portman movie. But the phrase originated centuries ago as a metaphor for events thought to be impossible, or “black swan events.” As it turns out, however, black swans actually exist, which gives the symbol new meaning: the pursuit of feats that are rare but not impossible, Jack Daleo reports for Flying. 

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1 June 2023 - The successful flight test validates the company's 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.

Dronamics says its 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.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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