Drone Delivery Canada announces launch of project at Edmonton International Airport
by CM Staff
DDC has received an upfront fee for the drone route deployed and will receive a monthly fee for professional managed services.
TORONTO — Drone Delivery Canada Corp. announces that effective May 26, 2022, its Edmonton International Airport initiative is commercially operational. This revenue generating project will be operational for a 12-month term.
The project will enable defined-route deliveries from EIA to off-airport property utilizing DDC’s Sparrow drone, its DroneSpot® takeoff and landing zones and the Company’s proprietary FLYTE software. The solution will be used to transport a wide variety of cargo for the benefit of Ziing Final Mile and Apple Express, located in the industrial park in Leduc County, Alberta.
DDC has received an upfront fee for the drone route deployed and will receive a monthly fee for professional managed services, pursuant to the terms of the agreements. In addition to other commercial customer projects, this is DDC’s first international airport drone solution, through the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada.
All operations will be conducted in accordance with appropriate Canadian regulations. Flights will be remotely monitored by DDC from its Operations Control Centre located in Vaughan, Ontario.
“We are pleased to move to commercial operations at this project location. We look forward to working with all parties to utilize our patented drone solution to deliver high value goods within a regulated airspace,” said Steve Magirias, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. “This use case was the first-place winner of the AUVSI XCELLENCE Innovation award and further positions DDC as the clear leader in Canada for drone delivery solutions.”
“Edmonton International Airport is a leader in drone operations at airports and we’re proud to be the first airport in Canada to have commercial drone delivery services in full operation. Our partnership with DDC is helping create a flight path forward for this growing industry and we know there is tremendous potential still ahead. Congratulations to DDC, Apple Express, Ziing Final Mile and Leduc County for the vision to make this possible,” said Myron Keehn, Vice President, Air Service, Business Development, ESG and Government Relations, Edmonton International Airport.
“We’re thrilled to work alongside forward-thinking partners like Drone Delivery Canada and Edmonton International Airport,” said Chris Higham, President & CEO of Ziing. “With us now moving to full drone commercial operations at EIA we’ll begin to see how drone technology can supplement and enhance deliveries within the last mile space.”