CAeS and Dronamics develop hydrogen-fuel tech for cargo drones

The Black Swan, a long-range freight drone created by Dronamics, will use hydrogen fuel-cell technology thanks to a collaboration between Dronamics and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS).

The two aerospace inventors will collaborate to market a workable, sustainable solution for freight delivery services because they both share the view that hydrogen fuel-cell technology can enable zero-emissions flying.

In order to create a technically and economically viable zero-emissions service, the cooperation will concentrate on integrating the hydrogen fuel-cell technology CAeS is developing into the Black Swan, the flagship aircraft designed, developed, and operated by Dronamics. The Black Swan, which has a carrying capacity of 350 kg and a range of up to 2,500 km, is expected to revolutionize the way that items are transported throughout the globe by making same-day delivery over great distances economical, effective, and ecologically beneficial.

Dronamics and CAeS firmly think that the time to address those difficulties is now, in light of ICAO’s recently proclaimed collective worldwide objective of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and COP27’s emphasis on urgent global cooperation.