Osijek Airport to become drone hub

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Dronamics, the Bulgarian middle-mile cargo drone developer and operator, has announced the world’s first cargo droneport network, presenting partnerships with five airports in Europe - Osijek in Croatia, Liege in Belgium, Seinajoki in Finland, Brescia in Italy, and Skovde in Sweden. The launch happens at a pivotal moment for the drone delivery industry in Europe with the EU’s first unified drone regulations set to kick in on January 1, 2021. Dronamics is already preparing for the necessary certification under the new rules, aiming to obtain operational authorisation by the end of 2021 with the first commercial flights of same-day drone cargo services expected to begin in early 2022. As part of the roll out, Dronamics will base its standardised droneport equipment (cameras, antennas, on-ground stations, etc.) at each location and will provide same-day domestic and international coverage to the local communities, hiring and training local staff to operate and handle the Dronamics flights. The airports will serve as hubs for new route developments, while enabling new business opportunities for the network’s members, both directly in the form of increased cargo throughput and expanded ground operations, and indirectly in the form of increasing access to the local economy for same-day pan-European flights. Each of the Black Swan fixed-wing cargo drones will have a capacity of 350 kg and a range of up to 2.500 km.



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  1. Anonymous10:32

    This reminds me of the chinese mega hub project in Maribor. These predators should not be allowed to exploit these desperate airports like that.

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    1. Anonymous12:54

      Is here someone mentioning "mega hub"? No, this is realistic non-megalomanic project which has a connection with quite developing industry.

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  2. Anonymous11:45

    Can this actually work?

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    1. Anonymous12:30

      In 2019 in Poland there were more drone flights than aircraft flights (including aircraft transit through Polish airspace). It becomes reality.

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  3. Anonymous23:02

    This is actually quite interesting. It seems that OSI, compared to the rest of the Croatian airports is indeed heading towards the cargo direction:

    "About Osijek Airport (Croatia): Osijek International Airport is serving as a cargo traffic airport serving the complex traffic Pan-European Corridor Vc (road, railway, and river and air traffic) which connects Northern, Central and Southern Europe, as well as the International waterway on the Drava River, which has a connection with the cargo port and Osijek Airport."

    Very interesting developments...

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    1. Anonymous07:07

      How much cargo did they handle this/last year?

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