ANDY COX JOINS DRONAMICS
AS DIRECTOR SYSTEMS AND AVIONICS
We are excited to announce the addition of Andy Cox as Director of Systems and Avionics in the R&D management team of DRONAMICS.
After working with us as an advisor for the last three years, Andy is taking the role within the management team and will partner closely with Atanas Gagov, Director of Engineering and Project Management, as we integrate our avionics and other systems, gearing up to begin our flight-testing program and prepare for mass production of the Black Swan fleet.
Andy brings considerable leadership experience from leading global companies and with vast experience in High Altitude programs including the development and manufacture of the crew capsule for the Breitling Orbiter III, the first non-stop flight around the world in 1999, supporting the early development of the Zephyr HAPS aircraft, developed the capsule and survival systems for the Mission Impossible World Record Flight for the Hot Air Balloon Altitude Record. He was also the Engineering Director for the QinetiQ 1 crew flight platform, and also had responsibility for flight procedures. In 2014 Andy set up and led the Facebook UAV team developing the Aquilla UAV. He established the team in the UK and US and led the successful rollout of the aircraft within 15 months and first flight in 2016. Andy was responsible for the Design, Development, Manufacture of the aircraft, which flew successfully proved the capability.
Andy will be based in the UK and frequently traveling to our R&D and production facility in Bulgaria.
Here is what he shared with us:
Andy, you have been with the company for some time now. What are your impressions so far of the DRONAMICS team?
"The Black Swan is quite unique and it is great to be an integral part of a team that shares the passion of the founders to develop the aircraft and make it a success story, employ new technology, and be disruptive."
What excites you most about the opportunity with DRONAMICS?
"The opportunity to be part of a team that will fly and operate a commercially viable logistics drone that will improve the logistics infrastructure worldwide, reducing delays and the strain on the existing transport networks."
What you will be looking for in potential new candidates eager to join your team?
"New Candidates need to be passionate about developing the aircraft, have good communication and technical skills and an understanding of the aerospace regulatory environment, and be keen to try new technology."
For open engineering positions at DRONAMICS, visit: www.dronamics.com/careers
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