Dronamics, a drone-powered cargo airline, and Aramex, an Emirati logistics and supply chain company, have recently announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) to leverage Dronamics technology and Aramex’s fleet management capabilities to provide new cargo flights in the UAE, followed by other key markets like South Africa and Australia. Dronamic’s remotely-piloted cargo aircraft will be used to assist same-day, middle-range and long range operations for Aramex, which moves 100 million parcels annually.
This deal was facilitated by the Emirati Strategic Development Fund, who now hold an investment in Dronamics, to help both companies fulfill the goal of providing comprehensive express delivery services. According to the Press Release, “Dronamics can offer up to 80% faster, 50% cheaper and 60% lower in CO2 emissions freight compared to traditional transport services, making it well suited to express deliveries, a sector Aramex is known for. Its remotely-piloted aircraft, the Black Swan, requires 400 meters only to land and take off, a viable solution for reaching remote and underserved areas, where traditional airport infrastructure is missing or underdeveloped.”
“We’re excited to collaborate with Aramex, integrating Dronamics’ cargo drone technology to bring the transformative benefits of rapid, cost-effective, and sustainable same-day delivery to the global stage,” says Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO of Dronamics.
“We are delighted to partner with Dronamics to explore their cargo drone capabilities within our operations. This aligns well with our continuing efforts towards harnessing innovation for enhanced operational efficiency, providing an exceptional customer experience, and minimizing our carbon footprint across the UAE and our global operations says Alaa Saoudi, Aramex Chief Operating Officer – Express Management.
Dronamics recently announced a new partnership with Greek postal company Hellenic Post to use their “Black Swan” for middle distance deliveries. The Black Swan cargo drone can carry over 770 pounds from New York to Texas and was tested earlier this year in Bulgaria.
More information on Dronamics and Aramex can be found here.
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