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The first European cargo drone airline

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Geo-spatial type
Network corridors
Total project cost
€3 569 750
EU Contribution
€2 498 825
Project website
Project Acronym
Dronamics
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Deployment planning/Financing/Market roll-out
Transport sectors
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-EIC-2022-ACCELERATOR-01
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Long-range drone technology is emerging as the next big innovation for global trade. Developed by the EIC-funded Dronamics project, cargo drones can provide fuel-efficient, same-day, cross-border and long-haul cargo delivery solutions. Dronamics will operate a proprietary drone fleet from within a network of infrastructure-efficient droneports. The drones will be able to carry a 350 kg payload within a 2 500 km flight range, and require only 400 m of runway. According to the engineers, they are also up to 90 % more affordable to produce and run than alternatives. Dronamics will also enable international same-day deliveries for €5 or less per kg with up to 60 % lower CO2 emissions. The first droneports will be built in the Mediterranean with plans to expand across the EU to serve non-hub, remote or underserved communities.

Objectives

Dronamics is the first drone system for fuel-efficient, same-day, cross-border & long-haul middle-mile cargo deliveries. We will operate a proprietary drone fleet from within a network of standardised low-cost droneports using automated flight control systems. Our state-of-the-art drones can carry 350 kg payload within 2500 km flight range, require only 400 m of runway & are 50-90% cheaper than alternatives.

Methodology

Dronamics will enable international same-day deliveries for €5 or less with 40-70% lower CO2 emissions.
We will provide e-commerce, pharma & urgent shipments at 3,000+ airstrips in the EU where our droneports can be easily deployed. We are partnering with DHL & Hellman for 4,000+ drones, recognized on DHL Innovation Radar & ready to create the new market for drone-based middle-mile delivery as early as 2023. We will start our 1st trial droneports in Bulgaria & expand EU-wide to serve non-hub, remote, or underserved communities, creating local manufacturing & operational jobs.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.3.1 - The European Innovation Council (EIC)
Other Programme
HORIZON-EIC-2022-ACCELERATOROPEN-01 EIC Accelerator Open

Partners

Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
€2 498 825

Technologies

Technology Theme
Aircraft design and manufacturing
Technology
Long flight duration drones
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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