DRONAMICS secures partners for operational authorisation process
DRONAMICS is strengthening its operational authorization efforts by securing a three-way partnership agreement with the leading UAV consulting firms Murzilli Consulting and DMD Solutions with a goal to obtain EASA operational authorisations for the Black Swan drone in preparation for its commercial roll-out.
Lorenzo Murzilli, founder and CEO of Murzilli Consulting, serves as a special advisor to the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation and also leads the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) Working Group on Safety and Risk Management, in charge of developing the Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) under which the DRONAMICS operations will be authorized.
“Today, it is the logistics industry that leads the way in already-operational UAV use cases. This is primarily thanks to the growing number of national authorities that have issued permits allowing companies to trial commercial cargo drones operations. Murzili Consulting is excited to partner with DRONAMICS to convert trials into a profitable business in the journey to international cargo drones services,” said Murzilli.
Dario Di Martino, founder and CEO of DMD Solutions, is also an independent EASA expert for aircraft continuing airworthiness and cybersecurity, owing to his extensive career experience in the field. With DMD Solutions he has consulted the aerospace product certification of several innovative companies such as Kopter, Deutsche Aircraft and UMS Skeldar.
“The commercial cargo UAVs landscape is bound to become a very competitive market. DRONAMICS offers today a light, unmanned and extremely fuel-efficient vehicle that has the potential to disrupt air freight and lower the cost of shipping everywhere. Thanks to the three-way partnership between Murzili Consulting, DMD Solutions and DRONAMICS, we've been able to draft a sound progressive path towards ever more ambitious operations leading to a final design verification which allows the Black Swan to satisfy the market's expectations,” said Martino.
“Securing the support of leading experts to help our ingoing operations authorisation process is an important step for us. We are looking forward to start with specific pilot routs in the next year followed by a roll-out of the service for our launch customers,” said Svilen Rangelov, founder and CEO, DRONAMICS.