DRONAMICS introduces first cargo drone airline; appoints COO
DRONAMICS, developer and operator of large cargo drones, will launch DRONAMICS Airlines with companies in Ireland, Australia and Canada.
March 31, 2021: DRONAMICS, developer and operator of large cargo drones, will launch DRONAMICS Airlines with companies in Ireland, Australia and Canada that will manage the airfreight operations for same-day delivery services with its proprietary unmanned cargo drone - The Black Swan. As part of its ramp-up for commercial operations, the company appointed the seasoned aviation executive Sergio Oliveira e Silva as the chief operating officer (COO).
The three newly founded subsidiaries are incorporated in the respective countries as they are leaders in drone regulations, but also are the regions of the first customer cases that will be serviced in e-commerce, pharma and spare parts logistics which will be revealed later this year.
Svilen Rangelov, co-founder and CEO at DRONAMICS said, "This is an important milestone for us, and we are thrilled by the talent we are attracting to our organisation that is embracing our vision to democratise airfreight. We will continue enhancing our experienced management team who will provide additional expertise to deliver our first commercial flight in a near future."
Oliveira e Silva joins the organisation from his former position as managing director of Gama Aviation Asia, a London Stock Exchange listed company. Over a 25-year career, he has held executive-level positions with some of the industry's largest operating companies within different international regions for privately held and publicly listed companies.
Oliveira e Silva, said, "I'm very much looking forward to being part of the team that will bring into the market the next-generation logistics networks for e-commerce, pharma, agriculture shipments, special cargo, and spare parts. I am excited to be again involved in another successful pioneer venture within the aviation logistics industry".
As a COO of DRONAMICS, he will be responsible for the set-up and operations of the airline business, the deployment of the droneport network, and the upcoming operational authorisations under the fast-evolving drone regulations around the globe.