Dronamics is reinforcing its position in international aviation and has solidified its claim as world’s first cargo drone airline as it announced that it has secured both IATA and ICAO designator codes on 14 July.
Dronamics has been assigned the IATA designator code ‘OY’, along with the accounting prefix 651. The IATA 2-letter airline designator code will be used to establish flight numbers for both scheduled and non-scheduled flights, providing standardised identification across its operations, whilst the airline accounting prefix ‘651’ will allow the carrier to issue air waybills (AWBs).
IATA codes serve as essential identifiers for airlines, their destinations, and cargo documents, officially recognising Dronamics as an airline entity. This will support commercial interline agreements with IATA member carriers and facilitate connections with freight forwarders. This will also enable the publication of flight schedules through OAG, the world’s leading provider of digital flight information.
In addition, Dronamics has also secured the ICAO designator codes with the telephony call sign ‘Black Swan’ and the 3-letter airline designator ‘DXE’. These codes are widely used by pilots and air traffic controllers for flight planning, communicating with air traffic control, and disseminating vital information through NOTAMs (notice to air missions).
“Becoming the first cargo drone airline with both IATA and ICAO designator codes is a testament to Dronamics’ pioneering spirit and our vision for faster, cheaper and green air cargo for everyone, everywhere. This recognition by the leading aviation community reinforces our position on the international aviation map,” said Svilen Rangelov, cofounder and CEO of Dronamics.