DRONAMICS has announced the expansion of its European Droneport Network with two new locations.
The new partners are Mannheim City Airport (Germany) and UAS Denmark Test Center hosted at Odense’s Hans Christian Andersen Airport (Denmark). Both will host the Dronamics Black Swan cargo aircraft, enabling same-day delivery service and providing access to more than 6 million people within a 1-hour drive of the airports. The expansion sees the DRONAMICS European Droneport network grow to a total of 42 locations in 14 European countries. Each droneport will enable same-day flights within the network using Dronamics flagship Black Swan large cargo drones, each with a capacity of 350 kg and a flying range of up to 2,500 km.
Mannheim airport comes as the 5th droneport location in Germany, providing access to the thriving technology hub of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. Hans Christian Andersen Airport serves Denmark’s third-largest city and its manufacturing, robotics, and shipbuilding industries. Its strategic location provides excellent connectivity to Copenhagen and mainland Jutland.
“We now have our very first partner in Denmark and are expanding with an important 5th location in Germany which increases our coverage area in the country. We will continue our effort to grow our pan-European network of airport partners that will host a droneport for our same-day delivery service, and our ambition is to provide full coverage of all European countries within a day,” says Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO of DRONAMICS.
“We are very pleased to welcome DRONAMICS to UAS Denmark Test Center. DRONAMICS’ vision of enabling same-day shipping over long distances is a perfect match with our ambitions of leading the integration of manned and unmanned air traffic. We are certain that both DRONAMICS and UAS Denmark Test Center will benefit from DRONAMICS becoming a part of our growing drone technology cluster in and around Hans Christian Andersen Airport.” states Michael Larsen, Head of UAS Denmark Test Center.
“DRONAMICS is an important partner in our efforts to develop Mannheim City Airport into one of the pioneering infrastructure facilities for the environmentally friendly development of aviation. We are convinced that the short distances at Mannheim City Airport and the existing infrastructure perfectly match the requirements of this future-oriented project,” comments Dirk Eggert, COO of City Airport Mannheim.
After the unveiling of the first unit of the Black Swan aircraft back in December 2021, DRONAMICS have scheduled their first commercial flights connecting Malta to Italy in 2022, followed by a gradual roll-out to other airports in the growing network.