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Drone Delivery Canada announces multiple agreements for a project in Edmonton International Airport

DDC will enable defined-route delivery from EIA to deliveries off airport property utilizing the Sparrow drone and its DroneSpot® takeoff and landing zones as well as additional drone flight infrastructure as required.

July 9, 2021  by CM Staff

DRONE DELIVERY CANADA ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE AGREEMENTS FOR PROJECT AT EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CNW Group/Drone Delivery Canada Corp.)

TORONTO — On Jul. 8, Drone Delivery Canada Corp. announced that with the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada, it has entered into multiple commercial agreements executed by the Company on July 8th, 2021 with each of Edmonton International Airport (EIA), Apple Express Courier Ltd and Ziing Final Mile Inc to deploy DDC’s patented drone delivery solution at Edmonton International Airport.

Pursuant to the terms of the Agreements, DDC will enable defined-route delivery from EIA to deliveries off airport property utilizing the Sparrow drone and its DroneSpot® takeoff and landing zones as well as additional drone flight infrastructure as required. The Customers will use DDC’s Sparrow delivery drone solution to transport a wide variety of cargo.

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.

DDC will commence deployment of site infrastructure shortly and expects to begin providing drone delivery services under the commercial Agreements in Q3 of 2021. The Agreements provide for the payment from Customers of up-front fees and monthly fees for professional managed services for the project term of 12 months. This deployment will be the first use of an automatic delivery drone solution to provide B2B cargo delivery at Edmonton International Airport. It will be the Company’s first commercial contracts in Alberta and with courier companies.

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“We are pleased that our partners have chosen Drone Delivery Canada as part of their mission to invest in new technology to advance the supply chain industry. To our knowledge, this is the first drone delivery project at a large-scale international airport anywhere in Canada. As an award-winning global leader, we are pleased to continue to advance our business, the industry overall and for our continued commercial success,” said Michael Zahra, President & CEO of DDC.

This announcement comes shortly after the Company recently announced on May 20th, 2021 being successfully selected by UBC for a First Nations project in British Columbia. UBC and DDC are working towards finalizing their commercial agreement shortly, for project implementation expected to commence in Q3 2021. The agreement is also expected to provide for the payment of an up-front fee and monthly fees for professional managed services for the expected project term of 12 months.