- Strategic manufacturing partnership with Cotesa to produce the Black Swan – a long-range cargo drone that can carry 350kg (770lb) up to 2,500km (1,550mi)
- First units will support the start of DRONAMICS’ commercial air freight cargo drone operations in 2023
LONDON – 13 September 2022 – DRONAMICS, the leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, announced today a strategic manufacturing partnership with Cotesa, a European manufacturer of high quality composite fiber components for aerospace and automotive companies.
The agreement ensures that the production of DRONAMICS’ cargo drones supports the demand for the commercial routes to be launched in Europe in 2023.
DRONAMICS recently became the first drone cargo company to obtain a European drone airline license.
The Black Swan, the only cargo drone that can carry 350kg (770lb) up to 2,500km (1,550mi) will be manufactured at Cotesa’s facilities in Germany.
Svilen Rangelov, CEO and Co-Founder of DRONAMICS, said: “We are delighted to have Cotesa as a manufacturing partner in Europe. This agreement to produce the Black Swan in their German facility supports our promise to enable same day delivery for everyone, everywhere, and the start of DRONAMICS’ commercial operations as the first drone cargo airline on the continent next year.”
Christian Bartsch, CEO of COTESA, said: “COTESA is proud to be a partner of Dronamics and support the next step of the development of their offering. Based on our long experience and competence in the manufacturing of components and assemblies for civil aviation, COTESA is excited to partner with such an innovator in the air mobility space.”
About DRONAMICS: DRONAMICS is the leading developer and operator of large, long-range drones built specifically for cargo. Its flagship Black Swan is able to carry 350kg (770lb) at a distance of up to 2,500km (1,550mi), enabling same-day shipping over very long distances for a variety of industries, from pharma to food, from e-commerce to spare parts. Designed with fuel efficiency in mind, the Black Swan can operate on up to 60% lower emissions than alternative modes of transport, including air freight.
The company’s fast-growing team includes some of the world’s top aerospace and logistics experts and is Europe’s first licensed drone cargo airline. Dronamics is the winner of numerous awards for innovation and is IATA’s first Strategic Partner for drones worldwide.
About COTESA: COTESA is a leading manufacturer of high quality composite fiber components for aviation and automotive engineering.
At three locations with more than 400 employees, COTESA develops and manufactures customized solutions for components and assemblies. COTESA focuses on complex CFRP components such as profiles and stiffeners, multi-dimensional GRP sandwich structures and hybrid components such as drive shafts.
From the technology development through the process conception, COTESA offers the highest quality in prototyping and serial production as EN 9100: 2018 – as well as NADCAP Composites-certified company. The long term integration into aviation programs forms the basis of our successful development since the founding of the company in 2002.
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