FlightSafety will train cargo drone pilots
Flight training giant FlightSafety International (Booth X85) has reached an agreement to develop a cutting-edge training program for unmanned aerial vehicle pilots from Dronamics, the Bulgaria-based unmanned cargo airline. FlightSafety also hopes to expand the agreement to include training for Dronamics maintenance and dispatch personnel.
“We are well known in the market for our longstanding OEM relationships,” said Nate Speiser, FlightSafety Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “Being on the ground floor of the unmanned flight industry with Dronamics is also proof of our focus on the future.”
Dronamics was launched in 2014 by brothers Svilen and Konstantin Rangelov, and the company has announced partnerships with DHL and Hellmann for same-day mid-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, security is the foundation of successful operations. That’s why we’re partnering with FlightSafety International to offer ongoing training support for our pilots and engineers,” said Sergio Oliveira e Silva, the company’s chief operating officer. “As we accelerate to our first commercial flights later this year, FlightSafety will ensure that our remote pilots are always trained to maintain the highest standards of operational excellence and safety.” FlightSafety and Dronamics have joint plans to co-develop an academy to meet the airline’s training needs.