Canadian drone delivery company names first commercial customer
- September 18, 2019
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC), a newly launched Canadian company that delivers goods by aerial drone, has announced its first commercial client.
It has signed a commercial agreement with Vision Profile Extrusions Ltd., which will use DDC’s drone delivery platform between its properties in Vaughan, Ont., north of Toronto.
The agreement was reached with the help of DDC’s sales agent Air Canada Cargo. Under the terms of the agreement, DDC will deploy its DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones as well as additional drone flight infrastructure at the Vision locations, and deploy its Sparrow cargo drone, which can carry up to 10 lbs., on defined flight routes between Vision’s properties in Vaughan, Ontario. The routes have already been approved by Transport Canada.
Flights will be remotely monitored by DDC from its new commercial operations centre also located in Vaughan. DDC expects the drone delivery services to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, once client site infrastructure is deployed.
Vision will pay DDC a monthly fee for each drone route, and will also allow DDC to showcase its services platform on the Vision sites so DDC and Air Canada Cargo can promote drone delivery services. The services will be provided by DDC for an initial term of twelve months, with additional successive one year terms to follow unless the agreement is formally terminated.
DDC opened its first commercial operations centre in Vaughan only a couple of weeks ago. The company foresees major demand for its services from remote and northern communities.