Dronamics partners with Cotesa to manufacture cargo drones in Europe

Dronamics has partnered with Cotesa to manufacture drones in Europe. Photo: Dronamics

Middle-mile drone company Dronamics has partnered with composite manufacturer Cotesa to manufacture long-range cargo drones in Europe.

The manufacturing partnership with Cotesa, a European manufacturer of high-quality composite fibre components for aerospace and automotive companies, supports the demand for Dronamics’ commercial routes to be launched in Europe in 2023.

Dronamics recently became the first drone cargo company to obtain a European drone airline license.

Its Black Swan drone is the only cargo UAV that can carry 350kg (770lb) up to 2,500km (1,550mi) and will be manufactured at Cotesa’s facilities in Germany.

“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,” said Svilen Rangelov, co-founder and chief executive of Dronamics.

Christian Bartsch, chief executive 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.”

In July, Dronamics has signed a deal with composite manufacturer Quickstep Holdings as part of production plans for the Black Swan aircraft, while in May, Dronamics obtained the European Union’s Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC) that will allow it to self-authorise flight operations of the Black Swan.

In December, Dronamics revealed its first production Black Swan drone

Dronamics signs composite deal as it gears up for manufacturing

Dronamics secures EU’s light operator certificate

Dronamics to unveil first production Black Swan aircraft

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]