Dronamics and Hellenic Post (ELTA) sign agreement for first postal cargo drone deliveries in Greece

Dronamics, the world’s first cargo drone airline with a license to operate in Europe, and Hellenic Post (ELTA) have announced a LOI agreement that will bring the first postal services by cargo drone in Greece. 

Dronamics, which designs, develops and operates cargo drones, will be providing middle-mile deliveries to Hellenic Post (ELTA), the national postal service for Greece. Starting with a domestic service connecting the mainland with islands, the two companies are also exploring international cooperation to provide postal cargo drone deliveries from Athens to key European cities. 

ELTA has over 190 years of heritage and runs approximately 1,100 service points throughout the country. Its strategic goals include the adoption of innovative solutions and sustainable development, making them an early adopter of the cargo drone services offered by Dronamics. 

Greece is the launch market for Dronamics’ commercial operations, expected to begin early next year. The cargo drone airline is focusing on establishing a same day service connecting Athens, the capital city, with the industrial north area of the country, as well as the islands in the south. Dronamics’ General Sales & Service Agent for Greece is Golden Cargo, a premium logistics, handling and warehousing services provider.

Dronamics can offer up to 80% faster, 50% cheaper and 60% lower in CO2 emissions freight compared to traditional services, making it well suited to time-sensitive deliveries such as post and packages. Its remotely-piloted aircraft, the Black Swan, requires 400 meters only to land and take off, a viable solution for reaching remote and underserved areas, where traditional airport infrastructure is missing or underdeveloped. There are over 300 inhabited islands in Greece whose communities can benefit from a faster, cheaper and green air cargo solution. 

“We are very excited to be partnering with Hellenic Post, an organization renowned for its historic legacy and impressive reach. Dronamics is on a mission to enable same day delivery for everyone, everywhere, and joining forces with ELTA helps us move forward in our goal. This collaboration is a pivotal step toward empowering communities, bridging distances and making essential services affordable and accessible for everyone,” says Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO of Dronamics. 

“The Hellenic Post-Dronamics partnership is an important initiative that will change the map in the Greek courier market. Together with Dronamics, we will provide services all over Greece faster, farther and in a greener way. This partnership is a turning point in our reorganization, since it summarizes our motto for the future: “Reaching everywhere, better”, says Grigoris Sklikas, CEO of Hellenic Post.

The post and parcel sector is becoming one of the early adopters of Dronamics’ faster, cheaper, green cargo drone technology. Last month, Dronamics announced an LOI with the Emirates Post Group, the national postal service in the UAE. 

About Dronamics: 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 will 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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