We are excited to announce our very first strategic manufacturing partnership with Quickstep Holdings Limited, a tier one manufacturer and the largest independent aerospace composites business in Australia, trusted by the world’s leading aerospace companies. This turnkey solution partnership will help us accelerate the production of the Black Swan cargo drones. With the first units landing in 2023, our long-term plan targets the ramp-up of production of hundreds of Black Swan cargo drones annually in the next four years. This agreement comes at a key time as we recently became the first cargo drone company to obtain a European drone airline license, and we are gearing up to launch commercial operations in Europe before the end of this year before entering Australia from 2023. The manufacturing will take place in Quickstep’s Australian facilities, globally recognised for their innovative engineering and premium manufacturing capabilities and trusted by the world’s most advanced aerospace players.
"The first strategic manufacturing partnership is a key milestone in our mission to enable same day delivery for everyone, everywhere. As an innovator who is challenging the status quo in cargo mobility, we are thrilled to have the support of an experienced partner like Quickstep to help us realize the full potential of our solution.”
Konstantin Rangelov, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of DRONAMICS
Quickstep shares Dronamics passion for innovation and this is an exciting partnership. We are delighted to be taking their Black Swan aircraft from prototype to production. The Dronamics solution could well revolutionize 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. This is also a great opportunity to advance the Australian aerospace sector, something we are very passionate about.”
Mark Burgess, Quickstep, Chief Executive Officer
About Quickstep Holdings
Quickstep Holdings Limited (ASX: QHL) is the largest independent aerospace composite business in Australia, with facilities in Sydney, Geelong, Melbourne and Dallas. The group employs more than 280 people in Australia and internationally. More information about Quickstep is available at www.quickstep.com.au *Pictured on header image at Farnborough International Airshow: Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO of DRONAMICS and Steve Osborne, GM Sales and Marketing Quickstep