The Bulgarian middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator Dronamics announced that as of today (May 25th), the company is a holder of its first drone airline license – the EU’s Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC). The LUC is recognized in all EU member states and provides drone operators with significant business opportunities across the single market, shared the Dronamics team.
“Becoming the first cargo drone company to obtain LUC certification is a huge milestone for us and validates years of hard work in developing our unique and market-leading solution,” said Sergio Oliveira e Silva, COO of DRONAMICS.
The announcement was made during EBACE (European Business Aviation Conference Exhibition) and comes at a key moment as Dronamics prepares for the first commercial flights of its flagship Black Swan aircraft later this year. Carrying 350 kg at a distance of up to 2,500 km, the Black Swan aims to transform supply chains by making fulfillment more efficient, resulting in cost, time, and carbon emission savings.
With Malta as a main European operations base of Dronamics, the company is now ready to operate its first routes over the Mediterranean, linking key hubs across the region.
“Our team has been involved in numerous AOCs on several continents before, and we are continuously impressed with the world-class professionalism and expertise of Transport Malta, coupled with a pro-innovation mindset. With the support of such a sophisticated and technologically advanced regulator, and with Malta as our European operations base, we are well placed to progress our operations and start serving key routes across the Mediterranean later this year and continue our future expansion so that we can achieve our mission to enable same-day delivery for everyone, everywhere,” added Sergio Oliveira e Silva.