Flight training giant FlightSafety International (Booth X85) reached an agreement to develop a state-of-the-art training program for the unmanned air vehicle pilots of Dronamics, the Bulgaria-based unmanned cargo airline. FlightSafety also hopes to expand the agreement to include training for Dronamics maintenance and dispatch personnel.
"We’re well known in the market for our long-standing OEM relationships,” said Nate Speiser, FlightSafety's executive v-p for sales and marketing. “Being on the ground floor of the unmanned flight industry with Dronamics is proof of our focus on the future as well.”
Dronamics was started in 2014 by brothers Svilen and Konstantin Rangelov, and the company has announced partnerships with DHL and Hellmann for same-day, middle-mile cargo delivery services in Europe and Australia. Ambitions for the future include becoming the first long-range cargo drone airline.
“For us at Dronamics, safety is the foundation of successful operations. This is why we are partnering with FlightSafety International to offer ongoing support in training for our pilots and engineers,” said Sergio Oliveira e Silva, the company’s COO. “As we accelerate toward our first commercial flights later this year, FlightSafety will ensure our remote pilots are always trained to maintain the highest standards in operational excellence and safety.” FlightSafety and Dronamics have joint plans to co-develop an academy to meet the training requirements of the airline.