Dronamics, Aramex to partner on cargo drone deliveries globally
Dronamics will supply its drone technology to Aramex to enable same-day middle-mile and long-range deliveries
Dronamics, the world's first cargo drone airline, and Aramex signed a letter of intent (LoI) for cargo drone flights, leveraging Dronamics’ technology and Aramex’s fleet management capabilities.
Dronamics will supply its drone technology to Aramex to enable same-day middle-mile and long-range deliveries, says a release from Dronamics. "Dronamics and Aramex will explore joint deployment opportunities in the United Arab Emirates initially, followed by other key markets including South Africa and Australia."
The partnership was facilitated by the Strategic Development Fund (SDF) as a strategic investor in Dronamics, the release added. "Dronamics can offer up to 80 percent faster, 50 percent cheaper and 60 percent lower in CO2 emissions freight compared to traditional transport services, making it well suited to express deliveries. Its remotely-piloted aircraft, the Black Swan, requires 400 metres only to land and take off, a viable solution for reaching remote and underserved areas, where traditional airport infrastructure is missing or underdeveloped."
Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO, Dronamics says: “We're excited to collaborate with Aramex, integrating Dronamics’ cargo drone technology to bring the transformative benefits of rapid, cost-effective, and sustainable same-day delivery to the global stage."
Alaa Saoudi, Chief Operating Officer – Express Management, Aramex adds: “We are delighted to partner with Dronamics to explore their cargo drone capabilities within our operations. This aligns well with our continuing efforts towards harnessing innovation for enhanced operational efficiency, providing an exceptional customer experience and minimising our carbon footprint across the UAE and our global operations."
Aramex, one of the largest companies in the logistics sector globally, headquartered in UAE and listed on the Dubai Financial Market, was founded in 1982 and moves 100 million parcels annually, the release added.