DRONAMICS partners with FlightSafety International on an advanced training programme – sUAS News – The Business of Drones
FlightSafety will offer ongoing support in state-of-the-art training for DRONAMICS pilots and engineers
The partnership will ensure DRONAMICS’ remotely piloted aircraft maintain the highest standards in operational excellence and safety
Future plans include the co-development of a joint academy to meet increasing resourcing requirements as DRONAMICS’ operations grow
London – May 2022 – DRONAMICS, the leading middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, today announced it is partnering with FlightSafety International on an advanced training programme for its remote pilots and engineers. FlightSafety International is the leading training provider for pilots and maintenance technicians with over 70 years of experience. Its training programs are approved by the EASA, FAA and many other aviation regulatory authorities. The ongoing partnership will ensure the growing pool of pilots of the DRONAMICS Black Swan aircraft maintain the highest industry standards in operational excellence and safety.
Announced at this year’s EBACE (The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition), the partnership comes at a key moment as the company prepares for the first commercial flights of its flagship Black Swan aircraft later this year. To meet the increasing resourcing requirements that come with DRONAMICS’ growth plans, the two companies are planning future co-development of a training academy for UAV pilots.
“For us at Dronamics, safety is the foundation of successful operations. This is why we are partnering with Flight Safety International to offer ongoing support in state-of-the-art training for our pilots and engineers. As we accelerate towards our first commercial flights later this year, Flight Safety will ensure our remote commercial pilots are always trained to and maintain the highest standards in operational excellence and safety. Our joint future plans include the co-development of an academy that will ensure we are well placed to meet the resourcing requirements of running the world’s first drone cargo airline .” Sergio Oliveira e Silva, COO, Dronamics
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 350 kg of cargo at a distance of up to 2,500 km at up to 80% lower cost than any aircraft in existence, 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 operates on up to 75% lower emissions than alternative middle-mile 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 the winner of numerous awards for innovation, including IATA’s Drone Innovation Award. DRONAMICS is IATA’s first Strategic Partner for drones worldwide, and has been named by the European Commission as a Top 10 EU-Africa startup.
About FlightSafety International: FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.
For more details, please visit flightsafety.com.