LONDON - 02 Аugust 2023 - Dronamics, the world’s first cargo drone airline, announced the appointment of Gavin Gomes as General Manager, Dronamics Australia and a member of the senior management team, effective August 1st, as the company prepares to strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
Gavin has a track record that spans a number of sectors including start-ups, private companies, listed entities, and global multinationals such as Canon, Australia Post, Telstra, and IBM. A certified pilot, Gavin currently also serves as a non-executive director of Royal Victorian Aero Club and CM Pacific Pty Ltd.
Gavin’s passion for aviation and extensive leadership experience will help further establish Dronamics in Australia, a market where the company has had a presence since 2020. In 2022, Dronamics received approval to conduct experimental test flights with a sub-scale prototype of its flagship, remotely-piloted aircraft, the Black Swan. The same year, Dronamics signed a manufacturing agreement with Quickstep Holdings Limited (ASX: QHL), the largest independent aerospace composite business in Australia, to help scale up its fleet and meet the growing demand for its cargo mobility services. With a number of commercial partnerships for the local market, Dronamics’ long-range, high payload cargo drone operations can be a game-changer for industries including perishables, mail, pharma, e-commerce and mining.
“Australia has demonstrated an enormous appetite for what Dronamics can offer - faster, more affordable, lower emissions freight, connecting underserved and remote communities and businesses through cargo drone logistics. We are committed to serving the needs of the local market and we are thrilled to have Gavin’s experience and expertise to support that, ’’
Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO of Dronamics.
"Dronamics' commitment to transforming the future of cargo delivery through drone technology is both inspiring and groundbreaking. I look forward to leading a team of dedicated professionals and collaborating with stakeholders to drive Dronamics' growth and contribute to the advancement of the Australian logistics and aviation industry,"
Gavin Gomes, General Manager, Dronamics Australia.
Dronamics is the world’s first cargo drone airline. Аs a leading developer and operator of large, long-range drones built specifically for cargo, its flagship Black Swan is able to carry 350 kg (770 lb) at a distance of up to 2,500 km (1,550 mi) up to 80% faster, 50% cheaper and with up to 60% lower emissions than alternative modes of transport, including airfreight. This proven technology enables same-day shipping over very long distances for a variety of industries: from pharma to food, from e-commerce to spare parts. The company’s fast-growing team includes some of the most experienced aerospace, logistics and technology experts. Dronamics is Europe’s first licensed cargo drone airline and IATA’s first Strategic Partner for drones worldwide.
Dronamics is co-funded by the European Union under the prestigious European Innovation Council, Europe’s flagship innovation program.
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