Dronamics and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) have announced they will be combining their expertise to integrate hydrogen fuel-cell technology into the Black Swan, the long-range cargo drone developed by Dronamics.

The collaboration will focus on integrating the hydrogen fuel-cell technology CAeS is developing into the flagship aircraft designed, developed and operated by Dronamics.

The Black Swan is capable of carrying up to 350 kg at a range of up to 2,500 km and is set to change how the world moves goods, making same-day delivery over long distances affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly.

Less time, less cost, less emissions

“When we set out to develop our drone technology, we had a very clear goal in mind – build the most efficient cargo aircraft to date. Less time, less cost, less emissions. Our partnership with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions will allow us to bring clean, zero-emission aviation technology to more communities and businesses in all corners of the planet, quicker. We have a lot of work ahead of us but we couldn’t be more excited for it, ” said Konstantin Rangelov, co-founder and CTO of Dronamics.

“This partnership with Dronamics represents a fantastic opportunity for CAeS. Not only will the hydrogen-fuel-cell technology we are currently developing for the 9-seat Britten-Norman Islander change the face of regional aviation, but it will also make a huge impact on the cargo industry. The combined experience and expertise of CAeS and Dronamics is a very exciting prospect,” said Paul Hutton, CEO of CAeS.
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