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Drone Delivery Canada announces extension of commercial agreement with DSV Canada

All operations will be conducted in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada flight authorizations

June 25, 2021  by CM Staff

Drone Delivery Canada’s Sparrow Drone for the DSV Route (CNW Group/Drone Delivery Canada Corp.)

TORONTO — Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has announced that, with the assistance of its sales agent Air Canada, it has entered into a commercial agreement dated June 23, with DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada, to renew & extend the internal Sparrow drone route project for the use of DSV at its head office and logistics facility in Milton, Ont.

Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, DDC will continue operations with its Sparrow drone, existing in-place DroneSpot depots and related infrastructure, and will upgrade the project to the Robin XL when commercially available, expected in 2021. This is expected to be DDC’s first Robin XL project.

The Agreement has an indefinite term and provides for a monthly fee for professional services by DDC.

All operations will be conducted in accordance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Transport Canada flight authorizations. Flights will be remotely monitored by DDC from its commercial operations centre located in Vaughan, Ontario.

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“We are pleased to announce the renewal and expansion of our partnership with DSV Canada. DSV is a global leader in logistics and is a perfect fit as a scalable customer for us,” said Michael Zahra, President & CEO of DDC, in a statement. “This is expected to be our first Robin XL project. We anticipate transporting a variety of cargo including time sensitive, and dangerous goods, thus further advancing the drone delivery industry in Canada. We continue to work with DSV to identify new additional routes for our drone delivery solution.”

“DSV Canada is dedicated to delivering innovative and integrated supply chain solutions,” said Martin Roos, Managing Director of DSV Air & Sea Inc. Canada. “With a global view in mind, our focus is on continuously optimizing our local partners’ supply chains. That means, a long-term vision that opens up new markets and service offerings. Our strong partnership with Air Canada Cargo and DDC will offer our current and potential clients best-in-class solutions and service excellence that explores the potential of drone innovation. We have looked to overcome some of today’s challenges by investing in tomorrow’s opportunities, and look forward to next steps.”


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