Quickstep in cargo drone partnership

Quickstep Holdings has been selected by Dronamics, a European cargo drone developer, as its first strategic manufacturing partner.

Plans are for Quickstep to supply engineering and manufacturing services to help Dronamics produce its Black Swan cargo drones, which have wingspans of 16m and a payload of 350kg.

Quicksteps says a prototype will be produced by the end of October 2022 and first aircrafts will be delivered during 2023.

Dronamics recently became the first cargo drone company to obtain a European drone airline license.

“We are delighted to be taking their Black Swan aircraft from prototype to production,” said Mark Burgess, Quickstep CEO. “The Dronamics solution could well revolutionise the middle-mile cargo delivery sector and this partnership gives Quickstep the opportunity to provide our engineering and manufacturing expertise into delivering a large, sophisticated cargo drone.”