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Development of hydrogen-fuel technology for cargo drones - Dronamics and Cranfield Aerospace

Development of hydrogen-fuel technology for cargo drones - Dronamics and Cranfield Aerospace
Development of hydrogen-fuel technology for cargo drones - Dronamics and Cranfield Aerospace
<p><strong>Dronamics&nbsp;and&nbsp;Cranfield Aerospace Solutions&nbsp;will be combining their expertise to integrate hydrogen fuel-cell technology into the Black Swan, the long-range cargo drone.&nbsp;Brought together by their mutual belief that hydrogen fuel-cell technology can open up the possibility of zero-emissions aviation, the two aerospace innovators will be working together to bring to market a viable, sustainable solution for cargo delivery services. </strong></p> <p>The collaboration will focus on integrating the hydrogen fuel-cell technology CAeS is developing&nbsp;into the Black Swan, the flagship aircraft designed, developed and operated by Dronamics, resulting in a technically and commercially feasible zero-emissions offering. The Black Swan is capable of carrying up to 350 kg at a range of up to 2,500 km and is set to change how the world moves goods, making same-day delivery over long distances affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly.&nbsp;</p> <p>Konstantin Rangelov, Co-Founder and CTO of Dronamics<em>, commented:&nbsp;</em>&ldquo;When we set out to develop our drone technology, we had a very clear goal in mind - build the most efficient cargo aircraft to date. Less time, less cost, less emissions. Our partnership with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions will allow us to bring clean, zero-emission aviation technology to more communities and businesses in all corners of the planet, quicker. We have a lot of work ahead of us but we couldn&rsquo;t be more excited for it.&nbsp;&rdquo;</p> <p>Paul Hutton, CEO of CAeS, said:&nbsp;&ldquo;This partnership with Dronamics represents a fantastic opportunity for CAeS. Not only will the hydrogen-fuel-cell technology we are currently developing for the 9-seat Britten-Norman Islander change the face of regional aviation, but it will also make a huge impact on the cargo industry. The combined experience and expertise of CAeS and Dronamics is a very exciting prospect.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>With ICAO&rsquo;s recently announced collective global goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and COP27 addressing urgent joint action across the world, Dronamics and CAeS firmly believe that the time to tackle those challenges is now, together.&nbsp;</p>
11/9/2022
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