DRONAMICS expand R&D team with industry veterans

These industry veterans have helped DRONAMICS scale up the development and production in preparation for the launch of the commercial service.

Black Swan, a new type of cargo-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle
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Black Swan, a new type of cargo-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle

Bulgaria-based DRONAMICS unveiled the Black Swan, a new type of cargo-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in December 2021. Now the cargo airplane company announces the expansion of its R&D and manufacturing teams with the addition of three industry veterans, Andy Cox - Director Systems and Avionics, Atanas Gagov - Director of Engineering and Project Management and Luis Enrique de la Iglesia y Gotarredona (Quique) - Director of Manufacturing.

These industry veterans have helped DRONAMICS scale up the development and production in preparation for the launch of the commercial service.Andy Cox has worked with DRONAMICS as an advisor for three years and has now joined the R&D team full-time as Director Systems and Avionics. Based in the UK, in 2014 Andy set up and led the Facebook UAV team developing the Aquilla UAV and brings considerable leadership experience from global aerospace and technology leaders. Andy has vast expertise in unmanned and High Altitude programs including, among others, the development and manufacture of the crew capsule for the Breitling Orbiter III and the developement of the capsule and survival systems for the Mission Impossible World Record Flight for the Hot Air Balloon Altitude Record.

Atanas Gagov has deep experience as an Engineering leader at some of the world's most iconic brands, including Apple, Tesla, and most recently Waymo - Google's self-driving car company, which is the leader in autonomous automotive technologies. Based in Sofia, Atanas brings with him vast experience in building processes that link up design, production, and supply chain, as well as complex program management.

Quique is a highly experienced leader from the aviation industry and brings a new perspective to the business as we scale up the manufacturing and production operations. Based in Sofia, Quique has led teams across 7 countries on 3 continents, working for companies such as Goodrich Aerospace, Pilatus Aircraft, Daher-SOCATA, Mitsubishi Aircraft, ABB-Alstom, and MTorres, among others.

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